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Tortellini al Pomodoro
Tortellini al Pomodoro is an Italian style dish consisting of tortellini in an olive oil and vinegar sauce sauce with garlic, tomato, onion, and other flavors from the Mediterranean region. Spiced with Italian herb, this light but filling dinner can be made in 20 minutes. Serve with sliced fresh mozzarella or Italian bread.
Prepare the tortellini according to package instructions.
To a medium pan, add extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flake (optional).
Set over high heat and let warm up (about 1 minute.)
Add onions to the oil and cook for 1 minute.
Add garlic and tomato. Cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. The oil should be a fairly high boil.
Carefully add the mushrooms.
Cook for 5 minutes with the oil at a full boil.
Stir in the sliced pepperoncini peppers as well as the reserved pepper juices. Cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and finish the sauce by stirring in capers and lemon juice.
Spoon over cooked tortellini or mix together in a large bowl for family style. Top with a few slices of sliced mozzarella cheese and serve hot.
Scaling this recipe is done by adding an additional 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar, 1 roma tomato, 2 mushrooms, and 1-2 cloves of garlic along with 1/2 tbsp of Italian seasoning for each additional serving.
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