Pasta with caramelized onion sauce and spicy pepper tapenade

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Olive oil
4 \N Onions; julienned
½ cup Dry sherry
½ cup Dry red wine
2 \N Cloves garlic; chopped
1 cup Roasted vegetable stock
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh thyme
\N \N Salt
\N \N Freshly ground black pepper
1 \N Red bell pepper; roasted, peeled,
\N \N ; and seeded
2 \N Anaheim chiles; roasted, peeled,
\N \N ; stemmed, and seeded
3 \N Cloves garlic
1 teaspoon Capers
2 \N Salt- or oil-packed anchovy fillets
1 tablespoon Rice vinegar
¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch Salt
¾ pounds Dried penne
¾ cup Finely grated Gouda cheese



To prepare the onion sauce, heat the olive oil in a very large saute pan over high heat until smoking hot. Add the onions and cook without stirring, for at least 2 minutes to caramelize. Toss the onions and let sit, without stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. Toss again and continue to cook until the onions are browned and well caramelized, 6 to 8 minutes more. Add the sherry, red wind, and garlic and deglaze, scraping the bottom of the pan to gather all of the browned bits. Let the wine reduce by about half and add the garlic and vegetable stock. Reduce again by about half. Add the thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

To prepare the tapenade, put the bell pepper, Anaheim chiles, garlic, capers, anchovies, and vinegar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Run the machine for about 30 seconds to coarsely chop. Add the olive oil and process again to mix. Transfer the tapenade to a medium bowl, season with the salt, and set aside.

To prepare the pasta, bring 2 quarts of salted water to a rolling boil in a large saucepan. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander. Return the sauce to the heat and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and toss well.

To serve, place the pasta on a serving platter or on individual pasta plates. Top with the tapenade and grated Gouda cheese. Serve immediately.

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Per serving: 291 Calories (kcal); 20g Total Fat; (74% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 66mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 4 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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