Spicy Farfalle (Bow Tie Pasta)

By Chay Land

Spicy Farfalle (Bow Tie Pasta)

Ingredients: 
6oz bow tie pasta 
4 Tablespoons of butter 
1/2 large onion (or 1 small), finely chopped 
3/4 cup red bell pepper, diced 
1/2 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms 
4 Tablespoons tomato paste 
1/2 cup of chicken stock 
3/4 cup tomato sauce 
1 teaspoon Tapatio Hot Sauce 
1/2 cup snow peas (optional) 
Green Onions, to garnish 
Parmesan Cheese, to garnish

Directions:
Prepare pasta according to manufacturers directions, drain, set aside. Heat saucepan and melt butter. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent, but not brown (garlic will become bitter). Add red bell pepper, tomatoes, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning; sauté for 5 minutes. Combine the tomato paste with warm chicken stock and add to pan, along with the tomato sauce and Tapatio Hot Sauce. Add mushrooms (and optional snow peas). Reduce this sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place pasta in a large bowl and add the sauce, stirring so that all pasta gets covered with the sauce. Garnish with green onions and shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!