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Mediterranean Vegetable Penne

December 29, 2007

Serves approx 4 people.


1 Red, Green & yellow capsicum

10 Medium sized white button mushrooms sliced into quarters

1 large red onion sliced into sections like an orange

2 zucchini slice lengthwise

5 med sized bier sticks sliced into even small pieces

1 punnet of cherry tomatoes

½ cup parmesan cheese finely grated

¾ cup of cold pressed olive oil

1 cup (if fresh) or 1/3 cup (if dried) oregano, basil, rosemary & parsley finely chopped

4 heaped cups of Penne pasta

Vinaigrette dressing or similar

Set oven to grill @ approx 200C (high)

Boil penne pasta in large saucepan until tender. Set aside.

Chop vegetables and lay out on flat oven tray mixed evenly and flat.

Combine: parmesan, 80% of herbs, olive oil and brush over liberally.

Put in oven for approx 50 min or until crispy. Turn every 10 minutes and brush over with more mixture.

Stir in Penne pasta, the remaining herbs, bier sticks & cherry tomatoes. Add in some basil vinaigrette just before serving or similar dressing and serve with a nice Shiraz wine!