Pork & Seashells with Summer Vegetable – serves 4

3 06 2006

"Chunks of browned pork and summer vegetables are cooked in a tomato sauce and served over seashell pasta."

INGREDIENTS:
225 g seashell pasta
20 ml olive oil, divided
3 boneless pork loin chops, cut into bite sized pieces
Worcestershire sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste
60 g green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow squash, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 zucchini, cut into bite sized pieces
85 g fresh mushrooms, sliced
55 g onion, chopped
1-1/2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
15 g tomato paste
30 ml red wine
3 g dried basil
0.7 g dried thyme
0.8 g dried oregano
1 bay leaves
1/2 dash red pepper flakes
grated Parmesan cheese for topping

METHOD:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add seashell pasta, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the pork in the skillet, and season with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir 10 minutes, or until almost done. Remove from heat, and set aside.
3. Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the green pepper, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and garlic 3 to 4 minutes. Return the pork to the skillet.
4. Mix in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine into the skillet. Season with basil, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 35 minutes. Remove the bay leaves, and serve over the cooked pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:1 Hour
Ready In:1 Hour 15 Minutes

Courtesy of Collier Austin, from AllRecipes.


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