Author Notes: Ah…the things we do for our kids. Any parent out there knows what I’m talking about, right? We would give anything to see them happy. And a Jewish mother would do anything to see her daughter well, married.
A perfect example? This dish, a vegan version of a popular Spanish dish called “Fideua”. My mom came up with it when I decided to bring Lee (my future husband) over for dinner for the first time… and forgot to mention he was vegan! She had to come up with something at the last minute, and this delicious yet simple recipe was the result. Lee must have loved it, because I’m pretty sure he bought the ring the next day. Ah… the things we do for our kids… —May I have that recipe
- 12 ounces thin noodles
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 onions, diced
- 4 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 8 ounces frozen peas
- 7 ounces frozen artichoke bottoms, quartered
- 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups water or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- Preheat the oven at 400F
- In a large paella pan or large oven proof skillet, sauté diced onions in olive oil, until translucent. Add minced garlic and cook at medium low heat, for about 3 minutes. Add peppers and cook until soft.
- In a large baking sheet, spread noodles to form a single layer. Toast in the oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Set aside. Watch the noodles carefully, you don’t want them to burn!
- n the mean time, empty the can of tomatoes through a strainer and over a bowl, mashing them to remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside.
- Add frozen peas and artichokes to the pan and cook until tender. Add drained tomatoes and continue cooking for a few minutes to remove some of the moisture and allowing the flavors to combine.
- Add tomato juice and water and bring to a boil. Lightly crush noodles all over the pan and carefully mix until well combined with all the ingredients. Let simmer until noodles are tender.
- Remove from heat and place pan in the over. Bake at 400F for a few minutes, until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the noodles start to brown slightly.