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Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Peppers
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    Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Peppers

  • 1 (3- to 3 1/2-pounds) spaghetti squash
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 3 jalapeno peppers (or 1 jalapeno, 1 serrano and 1 hot chile pepper of your choice)
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary needles
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup pitted and slivered black oil-cured olives
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato or quartered cherry tomatoes, for garnish
  • Prick the squash in several places with a sharp knife. Place a steamer rack in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid over several inches of boiling water. Steam squash for about 45 minutes, or until the squash can be pierced through with a sharp knife. Set aside to cool. When the squash is cool, slice it lengthwise, scoop out and discard the seeds. With a fork, draw out the squash strands, pulling lengthwise and pile them on an ovenproof platter or casserole dish. Set the squash aside. Roast the bell peppers and jalapeno peppers under the broiler or over an open flame until the skins are blackened, then set aside in a sealed paper or plastic bag for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the charred skin, then core and seed them. Cut the peppers into 1/4-inch dice, combine in a bowl and set aside. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and rosemary and cook stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it is reduced by half. Stir in the peppers, 5 tablespoons of the parsley and the olives. Season with salt and pepper and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer gently for a few minutes until heated through, then remove from the heat. Preheat the oven to 300F and reheat the squash for 10 to 15 minutes, or heat it in the microwave for 1 minute. Toss with roasted pepper mixture and sprinkle with the diced tomato and the remaining 3 tablespoons of parsley.
    Serves 4 to 6

    From: JUMP UP AND KISS ME by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, 1996, used with permission of Ten Speed Press.
    Posted By:CompuCook website
    Post Date: 2/2/98

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