Whole-Wheat Linguine with Saffron and Roasted Red Peppers

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 357
Fat 12 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 6 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 54 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 463 mg
Calcium 191 mg

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked whole-wheat linguine
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium red onion, cut into thin rings
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup (1 1/2- x 1/4-inch) strips jarred roasted red bell peppers
2 teaspoons capers, drained
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
20 large curls Parmesan cheese removed with a vegetable peeler (2 ounces)

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid; drain.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saffron; cook until onions are softened (about 5 minutes), stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds), stirring constantly. Stir in bell peppers, capers, vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook until heated through (about 3 minutes), stirring occasionally.

3. Add the pasta and the reserved pasta liquid to sauce in the skillet; cook until heated through (about 2 minutes), stirring constantly. Transfer mixture to serving bowls; top with Parmesan curls. Serve immediately.

Note:

Lori Longbotham,

April 2011