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Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Posted on | October 26, 2012 | 5 Comments


I keep trying different recipes for pasta sauces in search for easy-to-make sauces that are not only easy and quick to make but which are also healthy and delicious. I found a keeper this time. This pasta sauce is bursting with flavour and it has a wonderful texture similar to tomato sauce. It is quickly prepared, however, burning the bell peppers might take a little bit of time.

Maybe you have noticed the absolutely beautiful pasta in the picture? No? Look again. Isn’t this just the most beautiful pasta ever? A little while ago, I was received a package of this as a gift. Each time I made pasta, I looked at it and it was just too pretty to use and so it went back into the pantry. Finally, I decided to cook it for this recipe. And let me tell you, this looked pretty uncooked but cooked it was just incredibly pretty. And the taste was wonderful. I have to admit that the name is quite interesting, Mother in Law’s Tongue

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • up to 1 cup vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper


Place the bell peppers in a baking pan. Roast them in a preheated oven on the highest temperature setting  until they’re charred and black from all sides. Turn them occasionally with tongs. Take them out of the oven and let them slightly cool.

Then scrape or peel the charred skin off the peppers. Core the peppers and remove the seeds. Make sure to catch the pepper juice in bowl as you do this.

Add the peppers an the collected pepper juice, grated garlic, vinegar, and olive oil to a blender. Start by adding only 1/2 cup of vegetable or chicken stock. Blend all ingredients together and add more stock if desired. Season to taste with salt, pepper, cayenne, and additional vinegar if desired.  The sauce should be highly seasoned.

Serve with your favourite pasta. Guten Appetit!

Source:  Bold & Healthy Flavors. 450 Recipes from Around the World. by Steven Raichlen

Rote Paprikasauce


  • 4 groβe, rote Paprika
  • 2 geriebene Knoblauchzehen
  • bis zu 240 ml Gemüse- oder Hühnerbrühe
  • 1 1/2 EL Balsamico Essig, oder nach Geschmack
  • 1 1/2 EL Olivenöl
  • Salz und frisch gemahlenen Pfeffer
  • Cayennepfeffer


Die Paprikaschoten auf ein Backblech legen und in einem sehr heiβem Backofen backen bis sie von allen Seiten schwarz geworden sind. Ab und zu mit einer Zange wenden.  Die Parika dann aus dem Ofen nehmen und ein wenig abkühlen lassen.

Dann die Haut von den Paprikaschoten schälen oder abkratzen. Den Stielansatz und das Kerngehäuse entfernen und dies am besten über einer Schüssel tun, um den Paprikasaft aufzufangen.

Das Paprikafruchtfleisch zusammen mit dem Paprikasaft, Knoblauch, Essig und Olivenöl in einen Mixer/Blender geben. Anfangs 120 ml Brühe hinzufügen und alles pürrieren. Bei Bedarf mehr Brühe hinzufügen. Mit Salz, Pfeffer, Cayennepfeffer und Essig abschmecken. Die Soβe sollte gut gewürzt sein.

Mit Nudeln servieren. Guten Appetit!

Quelle: Bold & Healthy Flavors. 450 Recipes from Around the World. by Steven Raichlen


5 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Sauce”

  1. Cate
    October 27th, 2012 @ 21:02

    Looks awesome! I’ll have to remember this sauce when I get to cooking Italian food! Seems like we’re both on a similar food mission :)

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    October 27th, 2012 @ 23:57

    I’ve never tried roasted red pepper sauce for pasta! Sounds fantastic! The addition of balsamic vinegar is interesting and this sauce sounds really delish!

  3. My Italian Smörgåsbord
    November 1st, 2012 @ 05:23

    this is an amazing pasta sauce! rich of nutrients and delicious. I will make it super soon (curious to see if even my little one would it it, she does not like peppers, but maybe hidden in the sauce…). BRAVA!!! ps: lingue di suocera? ahahaha!

  4. BalticMaid
    November 4th, 2012 @ 18:43

    @ Cate: Thank you! And yes, I had the same thought when I visited your page… :-D

    @ Nami: Thanks! If I am not mistaken you like roasted peppers. You will love this sauce which is bursting with this roasted sweetness.

    @ My Italian Smörgåsbord: Thanks!!! I really hope your little ones like it. Let me know how that goes. Glad you enjoy the name as well… :-D

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