Some people run to food, others to red wine but for me its cooking. When I need to get away or to let my mind rest from all the other heavy things in life, I cook. And I’ve been cooking a lot lately, most recently creating this recipe: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Cashews. A recipe with so much versatility, pour it over fresh pasta, over sauteed chicken or vegetables, or over your favorite grain like quinoa or farro.
The roasted flavor of the red peppers adds the perfect smokiness to the sauce, while the cashew-puree adds a creamy and buttery flavor. I’ve been experimenting a lot lately using nuts to add flavor and texture to dishes and sauces. Cashews tend to make things creamy, while peanuts add saltiness and almonds add a nuttiness and a grainy texture. Pureeing the nuts in a food processor allows you to add them to just about anything, from sauces, to soups or smoothies. I have so much more to explore with this idea.
Ways to use this sauce:
Over Sauteed Chicken or Vegetables
As a spread in a sandwich
Over grains like quinoa or farro
As a pizza sauce
… what would you use it with?!