*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       ACQUASALE (SWEET PEPPER SAUCE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Italian
                 Pasta                            Appetizers
                 Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Olive oil
    1       ea           Red onion, finely sliced
      1/2   ea           Garlic clove, finely minced
    3       ea           Red bell peppers, roasted,
                         -- ribs, membranes & seeds
                         -- removed & cut into 1/2
                         -- slices
    2       md           Tomatoes, seeded & cut into
                         -- chunks
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/4   c            Fresh breadcrumbs, optional
 
   Warm the olive oil in a large heavy saute pot.  Add the red onion &
   saute over a low heat until the onion becomes limp & translucent.
   Add the garlic & saute briefly.  Stir in the pepper strips & sweat
   them over low heat for 20 to 25 minutes.  Add the tomatoes & salt &
   cook another 2 to 3 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.
   Put the mixture in a food processor & pulse about 30 times.  DO NOT
   PUREE. If it seems too moist, add the breadcrumbs.
   Serve either as an antipasto, or as a main dish with pasta or polenta.
   Or, add stock & serve as a soup.
  
 
 
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