Do you usually eat your pasta in a bowl or on a plate? How about in a pepper? This week’s easy pasta recipe from Martha Stewart Living looks complicated, but it’s actually a cinch to put together. Here’s how…
Roasted Peppers with Spaghetti Stuffing
from Martha Stewart Living
What you’ll need:
6 bell peppers (preferably a mix of red, orange and yellow)
8 oz. thin spaghetti
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 anchovy fillets
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. capers, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
Fresh oregano leaves, for serving
Place bell peppers directly over the flame of a gas-stove burner and roast, turning with tongs, until blackened all over. (Or roast peppers under the broiler.) Transfer to a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand 15 minutes. Peel off skins, slice off tops and remove ribs and seeds.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. Cook pasta two minutes less than instructed on package. Drain.
Preheat oven to 350F. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high. Swirl in oil to coat, then add anchovies, breaking them up with the back of a spoon until dissolved. Add onion and capers and cook, stirring occasionally, just until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Pour in vinegar and cook, stirring frequently, until almost evaporated. Add pasta and toss to coat.
Generously season cavity of each pepper with salt, then fill with a heaping 1/2 cup pasta mixture, twirling pasta with a fork to fit snugly. Place peppers side by side in a two-quart oval baking dish. Bake until pasta starts to brown in a few spots, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving, topped with oregano.