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Pasta and Vegetable Sizzler in Tomato Sauce

Author: Jain Recipes Category: Dinner Cuisine: Italian

Yields:2 Servings

Difficulty:Easy

Prep Time:20 Mins

Cook Time:30 Mins

Total Time:50 Mins


The Pasta and Vegetable Sizzler in Tomato Sauce is a treat not just to the taste buds, but to all the other senses too. In fact, the making of a sizzler is a pleasure to watch. If you have never watched it being prepared by the chef at a party, then this recipe is your chance to recreate the magic in your own kitchen. A line-up of veggies smartly categorized by their cooking time, are added one after the other to the sizzler plate to be sautéed in butter and positioned appropriately like actors performing on a stage. Then come the pasta and the tangy tomato sauce, to take the lead positions at the centre of the formation, all set to be devoured by a discerning diner!

Ingredients

3/4 cup cooked pasta (penne)

1/2 cup broccoli florets (blanched)

1/2 cup baby corn (sliced and blanched)

1/4 cup green peas (boiled)

1/4 cup capsicum cubes (red, yellow)

salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

1 3/4 tbsp butter

1 tsp olive oil

1 tbsp fresh cream

1 tbsp processed cheese (grated)

1 tsp oil

For The Tomato Sauce

2 cup tomatoes (roughly chopped)

1/4 tsp dried oregano

salt to taste

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp olive oil

1 tbsp fresh cream

Instructions

For the tomato sauce

Step 1 Heat a deep non-stick pan, add the tomatoes and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Step 2 Allow the mixture to cool completely and once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth mixture and strain it using a strainer.

Step 3 Transfer the mixture into a broad non-stick pan, add the oregano, salt, chilli powder, sugar, olive oil and fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

Step 4 Heat a sizzler plate over an high flame for atleast 8 to 10 minutes or till red hot.

Step 5 Put ½ tbsp of butter in the center of the plate, add the broccoli, salt and pepper and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute. Slide the broccoli around the circumference of the plate.

Step 6 Put ½ tbsp of butter in the center of the plate, add the babycorn and salt and pepper and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute. Slide the babycorn around the circumference of the plate.

Step 7 Put ½ tbsp of butter in the center of the plate, add the green peas and salt and pepper and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute. Slide the green peas around the circumference of the plate.

Step 8 Put the remaining ¼ tbsp of butter in the center of the plate, add the coloured capsicum and salt and pepper and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute. Slide the coloured capsicum around the circumference of the plate.

Step 9 Finally place the pasta in the centre of the plate, pour the olive oil, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Step 10 Add the prepared tomato sauce evenly over the pasta and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Step 11 Add the fresh cream and cheese evenly over it.

Step 12 Combine the oil with 2 tbsp of water and sprinkle the oil-water mixture evenly over the plate and serve immediately.


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