This summer has been crazy busy! The sad part is I'm not even sure what we did that made it so busy, I just know that between our 3-year-old, our garden, housework, cookouts, trips to the park, playing in the pool or sprinkler, and a minor addiction to Song Pop I just haven't had any time to sit down and write a new recipe to share with you all! As a matter of fact, I made this recipe weeks ago and didn't write anything down, so I'm going off of memory here because this recipe was requested. So I hope it's right!
Some of you may know that my daughter's Godmother stayed with us for most of the summer. She has a metabolic disorder called PKU that severely limits her diet, which is mostly vegan with several other restrictions. I did a post covering PKU a few months ago, which you can view here. I made this sauce for all of us, using low protein pasta for her, and regular pasta for us. My daughter WILL NOT eat tomato sauce, but she loved this!
Roasted Red Pepper and Asparagus Sauce
4 red peppers
1-2 bunches asparagus (I used one, but my husband said it could have used more. You could always roast two and then if you don't think you need all of it freeze it for later use.)
2 cups vegetable broth
4 cloves garlic
6 teaspoons olive oil
3 teaspoons thyme
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. On a large sheet pan roast peppers and asparagus for 10 minutes. Remove asparagus and turn the peppers. Continue to roast the peppers for 10-15 minutes more. Slice asparagus into 1-2 inch pieces. When peppers are cool enough to handle remove the skins and seeds. Blend peppers, olive oil, vegetable broth, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper either in a large pot using an immersion blender or in a blender working in two batches. Pour sauce over pasta and stir in asparagus.
So there you have it! My first new post in weeks! There will be more coming really soon, with my daughter in preschool 3 days a weeks now I have more time to catch up on everything, and I'd much rather share yummy recipes than do dishes!! Oh, wait, it's the yummy recipes that cause the dishes...right... See you soon!