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    Roasted Red Pepper Sauce






    3 Tbs Olive Oil

    3 Large Roasted Red Peppers (from a jar or fresh)

    1 Roasted Jalapeño, seeded

    4 Garlic Cloves

    2 Scallions

    1 Tbs Fresh Mint

    1 Tbs Fresh Thyme

    1 Tsp Paprika

    1/2 Lemon

    2 heaping Tbs of Sour Cream

    1 Tbs Butter


    Put oil in pan and add garlic, cook for 1 minute till fragrant and add Red Peppers, Jalapeño and Scallions. Salt mixture and add Herbs and Paprika. Cook for 3 more minutes. Put mixture in food processor of blender, add sour cream and puree. Transfer back to pan, add butter and lemon juice, cook for 2 minutes. ENJOY!!



    •  I have found a slightly easier way to make this since I did this video. Just put everything except the sour cream, butter and lemon in the food processor (raw) once everything is pureed put mixture into the hot pan with the oil and cook for  5 minutes. Add the sour cream, butter and cook for 2 minutes more, finally add the lemon and serve.
    • You could use parsley or even basil instead of the mint and thyme but I do this those herbs add something special.
    • Great as a dip too! You could also add some cream cheese to thicken it up.






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    Hi Nikki,

    Would you consider posting a recipe for the green sauce you made on the show? I know everyone said it was an unappetizing color, but I don't care about that! I only care about how it tastes, and it sounded really good!


    August 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

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