"Exotic and exciting flavor rich pasta - a surprising pasta meal - just wonderful!" — Marlies Monika
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1 (16 ounce) package
dry penne pasta
mango - peeled, seeded and diced
red onions, cut into strips
fresh red chile pepper, diced
1 (14.5 ounce) can
whole peeled tomatoes
salt to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons
red wine vinegar
chopped fresh cilantro
1 (4 ounce) can
pitted black olives
I found this recipe to be quite tasty! The sauce really surprised me: the spices and wine create a mulled-wine tasting base, which the mango and honey sweeten and the pepper kicks up with some spice. The mixture of flavors (along with the cilantro) make each bit a little bit different, in a good way. I would recommend going a little lighter on the cilantro and skip the olives, but that's just my taste. I also made it with chicken (stir fried w/ a few pieces of mango and honey, added the chicken to the sauce just before serving) and found that to make a nice addition.
Sauce took a really long time to thicken, it wasn't until the next day's leftovers that the flavours really came together and stood out. It was great then, though!
This pasta recipe is wonderful. The flavor from the mango mixed with the pepper is so unique and delicious. I use a regular red pepper as opposed to a chile pepper to give it a little less spice, but it tastes excellent either way. I highly recommend this dish for any occasion.
We loved this. The first couple of bites are kind of wierd, but after we got used to it we loved it.
It was kinda yucky. We ate it, though. Just had no interest in pulling the leftovers out. I didn't like the taste of tomato and mango together.
Yum!! That was a unique and really tasty dish. I would use diced tomatoes next time instead of whole ones, and maybe only half a pepper (it made my hubby cry!). I also left off the cilantro and olives, because I'm not a fan of either one. Overall, a great and really simple, delicious dinner.
I used a chipolte pepper, marsala wine, and kalamata olives for this and LOVED the smokey, sweet, salty result.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Penne with Mango Chile Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 98
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