Tri Color Pasta : Independence Day Special

Monday 13 August 2012 | Posted by Kishi | Artic Vodka Recipe

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1.    Red pepper pesto

2 red peppers
2 tomatoes
2 teaspoons of pine nuts
¼ cup walnuts
½ teaspoon of salt/pepper
1/8 cup parmesan cheese grated
2 cloves of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil

•    Pre- heat the oven to 170 degrees. Oven roast peppers, tomatoes, garlic for 15 mins. Cool. Remove the skin and seeds of peppers and tomato.
•    In mortar and pestle combine all and grind. If you want a grainy texture.
•    For a pasty texture- whiz in blender.
•    Stir in the grated Parmesan with a spoon (avoiding whizzing this, to keep its roughness).
•    Red PESTO is ready.

2.    Basil Pesto Sauce
2-1/2 cups fresh basil leave
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
•    In food processor, finely chop together basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, salt and pepper.
•    With motor running, add 1/3 cup of the oil in thin steady stream. Stir in garlic.
•    Alternatively you can do the same in mortar and pestle. Green PESTO is ready.


3.    Cheese Sauce

1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
25g (1oz) butter
25g (1oz) flour
1/2 pint of milk
Handful of grated cheese – cheddar cheese and cream cheese

•    Melt the butter and add the flour. Gradually stir in the milk, whisking to get rid of any lumps.
•    Bring the sauce to the boil, and then simmer. Add the cheese and allow it to melt.
•    In a separate pan sauté the onion and garlic and add to the sauce.

1 packet  penne pasta
2 tbsp Artic Vodka – plain , orange, apple
½ cup cream for every color pasta
•    Cook the pasta in boiling water with some salt. Drain and set aside.
•    Divide the pasta in 3 equal bowls.
•    Make the above sauces in advance. Use three pans heat the sauce with few drops of olive oil
•    Add ½ cup cream to all these sauce with Vodka and toss the penne.
•    To red pesto add – orange vodka, to white add plain Artic vodka, to green pesto add Artic apple vodka
•    Serve and enjoy the tri color pasta.

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  1. Comment by CS — August 14, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Nice idea!

  2. Comment by Arnab Banerjee — August 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    looks mouth watering. Thanks a ton for sharing your secret recipes. Will try it tomorrow itself!

  3. Comment by Kishi — August 14, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    share pics when you make..

  4. Comment by Kishi — August 14, 2012 @ 4:42 pm


  5. Comment by Neha — August 17, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Thanks so much for the recipe – it was spot on. Cooked it on Independence Day – very tasty indeed! A brilliant idea 🙂

  6. Comment by Akanksha — January 21, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

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  7. Comment by jo — February 8, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    absolutely loved the tri color pasta spread,, im stealing the recipie 😛

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