A gorgeous supper dish inspired by flavours from the Mediterranean - roasted peppers, tomatoes and a simple basil sauce. Serve with your favourite pasta.
3 long sweet red peppers
6 chopped tomatoes
7 tbsp olive oil
large bunch basil
400g/14oz gluten free pasta
salt and pepper
Turn the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Slice the peppers lengthways and trim any odd edges to form neat little boat shapes. Lay them in a fairly large roasting tin facing upwards. Halve the cherry tomatoes and place them inside the peppers roughly managing four per boat. Now generously drench the peppers in a good four tablespoons of olive oil, season and put in the warm oven for half an hour.
Meanwhile take all but a small handful of the basil and blitz in a food processor with three tablespoons of olive oil and a little salt. When 30 minutes or so have passed and you can see a slight softening of the peppers and tomatoes, pour over the basil dressing and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes.
Now for the gluten free pasta, cook in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions.
When the peppers and tomatoes are completely soft, wrinkled and starting to brown at the edges; they are ready. Lift them onto a serving plate.
To make the most of the oily goodness tip the cooked drained pasta into the roasting tin, stir well ensuring that you dislodge any sweet caramelised peppery bits, as well as letting the pasta soak up all the flavour of the oil.
Finally tear in the remaining basil and serve the peppers and tomatoes on a bed of the sweet oily pasta.