The other day, I made my first attempt at a non-tomato-based pasta sauce from scratch. Saute garlic, add red bell pepper, cook with red pepper flakes and lemon juice, serve with chicken. I totally cribbed this from a Gordan Ramsey show. The red bell pepper was cooked too long, and it was hard to taste the lemon.
Other pasta recipes to mine for ideas:
In summary, the bell pepper should only be cooked a couple minutes, and the lemon juice can be left out. Possible ingredients:
- Tomatoes (original or sun-dried)
- Shrimp or chicken
- Alfredo sauce and/or cream
- Parmesan/Romano/Asiago cheese
- Cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, basil, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt, and/or black pepper