Pasta with Spicy Mint Sauce

1 pound pasta - rotelle, campanelle

1 cup grated Romano cheese



1 1/4 cups chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 large serrano chile, stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic peeled and smashed



For the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the cheese and toss until coated.

For the sauce: Combine the mint, cheese, oil, chile and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth.

Add the sauce to the pasta and toss until coated.



From Full Moon Natives Recipe Files