Fettuccine With Muhammara Sauce

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Fettuccine With Muhammara Sauce

Fettuccine With Muhammara Sauce

Muhammara sauce is a pepper sauce. It uses sausage pepper as a base, which can be used as salad dressing for vegetables or cereals, sandwitches etc. There are two versions of the sauce in Turkey: tatli (sweet) and aci (spicy).

Ingredients:

For the pepper paste:

  • 2 cups of red peppers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 chili peppers (remove seeds)
  • 1 8-ounce package spaghetti (gluten-free if needed)

For the muhammara sauce:

  • 2 cups of pepper paste
  • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate syrup
  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of spicy chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 4 tablespoons gluten-free maize bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 1/4 cup of raw argan oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chili oil

Instructions:

For the pepper paste:

  1. Preheat the oven at 400°F and roast the whole bell pepper by turning it from time to time until it has dark bubbles on the surface (obviously they will not burn).
  2. Then remove the peel, the white part, and the seeds and add to the blender with chilis and salt. 
  3. Spread the mixture onto a baking tray, then place in the oven at the lowest temperature setting for about 30 minutes.
  4. You can store leftover paste in sterilized glass jars covered with olive oil.

For the muhammara sauce:

  1. Blend together walnuts and pistachios until a fine crumble forms.
  2. Toast the crumble briefly in a non-stick pan with a drizzle of olive oil, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and garlic. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent it from burning.
  3. In a bowl mix the crumble with pepper paste and pomegranate syrup.
  4. Add the chili oil and olive oil and blend until smooth.

For the pasta:

  1. Warm some vegetable broth
  2. In a large wok or skillet, pour the desired amount of muhammara with broth to thin. In the meantime, cook the pasta. When pasta is done, combine with muhammara.
  3. Plate with a drizzle of olive oil or raw argan oil, and some roughly minced walnuts.

Fettuccine With Muhammara Sauce is one delicious Turkish dish that everyone will love. It is gluten-free, dairy free recipe that fits into any diet plan.