Friday, December 12, 2008

Aspirations with Red Bell Pepper and Chile Flakes

From Isabel's Cantina

WTF are aspirations?? Pretty sure normal people call it baby broccoli or broccolini. I digress…


-4 Tbl olive oil
-2 bunches Aspirations (about 1 lb), trimmed
-1 red bell pepper, cut into ¼ inch strips
-2 teas red chile flakes
-½ teas salt


Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the aspirations and toss to coat with the oil. After they begin to wilt, 2-3 mins, add the bell pepper and, stirring frequently, cook until it has softened and slightly caramelized, about 5 mins.

Add the chile flakes and salt and stir to combine. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Not much to add to this one! I went a little easy on the chile flakes because I’m a total pussy when it comes to spice. It was a super easy, colorful side.

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