Peppery Peanut Coloured Conchiglie

I simply love this colourful conchiglie-sea shells pasta dish. The creamy black peppery peanut sauce naturally fills the shells while you are tossing them all together and coarsely cracked black peppers gives off a warm and spicy flavor and adds a depth to any dish. To give the whole pasta dish a little extra kick of fresh flavour, you might also sprinkle some fresh chopped basil leaves on the pasta.

  • 80 g Black peppered peanuts

  • 1 Ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 80 ml Water
  • 150 g Coloured conchiglie
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns, coarsly cracked
  • Some basil leaves, chopped
  1. Place peppery peanuts, tomato, tomato paste and water In the container of your blender. Process until it becomes smooth.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the conchiglie according to the packet. When pasta is cooked, drain.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and stir-fry the minced garlic until aromatic. Pour the peanut puree into the pan and bring it to a boil. Season with salt and coarsely cracked black pepper. Add in the drained conchiglie and chopped basil leaves. Toss together.
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Elin 19/8/10 07:53

Angie..I can imagine how good this will taste with the thick creamy black peppery peanut sauce inside the shell pasta. Love this pasta dish...something different the rest of the pasta sauce. YummmYummm :)

alison 19/8/10 07:53

yur pasta dish sounds and looks very beautiful!

scrambledhenfruit 19/8/10 07:56

I love black pepper- this peppery peanut sauce sounds amazing. The pasta is so pretty! Thanks!

Honey Bee Sweets 19/8/10 08:03

This is so special! First is the lovely seashell pasta and then peanut butter sauce.... Asian infused flavor, yum!

Heavenly Housewife 19/8/10 08:31

What a fun dish, this was so creative :D
*kisses* HH

Anncoo 19/8/10 08:48

WOW Angie! You're really good at making pasta and salad. Can you visit me to your house so I can try all your delicious recipes. :))

Rumana Rawat 19/8/10 09:09

This is my favorite.. looks perfect:)

the woman men adore and never want to leave 19/8/10 09:28

Hey this is just a new recipe for me and I would like to make this Peppery Peanut colored conchiglie.This dish looks so delicious and I have all ingredients of this recipe.

Magic of Spice 19/8/10 09:28

This is such a warm and wonderful dish...I love the tri-colored pastas too...Lovely :)

Sophie 19/8/10 09:37

A delightful & pretty fab tasty dish!


Happy Cook 19/8/10 09:46

Wowo that is just so so yumm, love the colours.

Jeannie 19/8/10 10:14

I can imagine how good this pasta is...also very eye catching with their multicolors!

Jacklyn 19/8/10 10:38

ooo this looks beautiful! I love the colored pasta shells as well!

TasteHongKong 19/8/10 10:40

It is already cheerful simply by looking at your shell pasta. I think I will also enjoy the peppery flavors.

kitchen flavours 19/8/10 12:16

A yummy and fabulous sauce to go with pasta! Looks simply delicious!

Rachana 19/8/10 12:41

The coloured pasta shells look so beautiful in the second click.
The peppery peanut pasta makes me hungry :-)

Priya 19/8/10 13:05

Super delicious pasta shells, looks soo cute and yumm!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 19/8/10 13:18

Wor, this is a beautiful pasta, next time I must get some of this colourful conchiglie-sea shells pasta.

Joanne 19/8/10 13:27

Oh my. I'm enamored. There's nothing I love more than peanut sauce...especially served over those GORGEOUS shells!

Belinda @zomppa 19/8/10 13:42

I love how deceivingly simple your recipes always are. This one goes on that list!

Raina 19/8/10 14:05

Hi Angie. Great blog. Wonderful recipe. Love the idea of a peanuty tomato sauce...yum!

aipi 19/8/10 14:07

Lovely and colorful pasta dish, love the flavor of black pepper.
I will try it this weekend:)

Vrinda 19/8/10 14:22

That looks colorful n pretty, yummmmmmmmmm

Anonymous 19/8/10 14:59

How beautiful! It looks delicious too!!

Swee San 19/8/10 15:12

black pepper peanut sauce, how interesting!

Claudia 19/8/10 15:51

I am in lust. What a tantalizing dish.

Torviewtoronto 19/8/10 16:31

Lovely colourful pasta haven't made in a while

Cool Lassi(e) 19/8/10 17:00

Now, thats gourmet style pasta. Looks splendid!

Cook with Madin 19/8/10 17:27

Hi Angie, I will surely love these pasta dish, with those peppered peanuts very interesting. Lovely colors of the pasta as well

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 19/8/10 18:34

I love those shells, can you only get them where you are at? I wonder if I could get some mail order! I can only imagine how good it tastes with the peppery sauce.

Dee 19/8/10 19:35

Angie, anything with this spicy combination is a hit with my family. Wow, love this one. Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

Dishesdone 19/8/10 19:48

Great looking dish! Peppery peanuts sounds like great flavor and a really good combo for the pasta!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 19/8/10 19:55

What brilliant color this dish has. Never would have thought to combine peanut and tomato either, but it sounds rich and tasty.

Evan @swEEts 19/8/10 20:08

How could this not be good with pepper and peanuts? Love it.

pigpigscorner 19/8/10 21:57

so colourful! I like the sound of black pepper peanut!

Faith 19/8/10 22:39

I love the shell shape and the tri-color is so pretty! Black pepper peanuts sound delicious!

lisaiscooking 19/8/10 22:44

Those shells look great! And, the sauce sounds delicious. Peppery peanuts sound like a delicious snack too.

Baking Barrister 19/8/10 23:25

Interesting combo. I've never seen those peanuts before, but I bet they're delish.

Jess @ Bakericious 19/8/10 23:30

I can image how tasty this dish is by looking at it, love the colorful pasta too

♥peachkins♥ 20/8/10 02:41

Those pasta shells are soo cute!

Kitchen Corner 20/8/10 03:39

WOW! Colorful pasta shells look lovely!

Stella 20/8/10 03:55

I love different colored pasta, Angie. I think I used this exact kind of pasta for my 'Healthy Creamy Pasta' post. Your sauce sounds wonderful too. I'm going to try it, as I'm trying to stay and vegetarian/veganish as I can...

Anonymous 20/8/10 05:36

Such colorful pretty shell pasta! And a delicious preparation!

OohLookBel 20/8/10 07:55

The conchiglie are gorgeous! I must try and find some. And putting peanuts in the sauce sounds really good :)

TREAT AND TRICK 20/8/10 09:03

Hello Angie,

The seashell pasta are so cute and your dish looks perfect. Thanks for dropping by and joining in my space, do stay in touch ya...

My Little Space 20/8/10 09:14

I love your simple ingredients on the pasta. Yours look really colourful & delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Cheers, kristy

Courtney 20/8/10 14:17

I love your blog! So glad I found it! :)

maameemoomoo 20/8/10 14:50

Love the pasta's colour!

Just pondering how this dish would taste like.. Satay-like?

Btw, i can't access to the forum's threads anymore even though i got the username and password correct :(

Biren 20/8/10 14:52

Oh yes, those shells look wonderful. I cannot resist colorful pasta. Your pasta dish souds very flavorful.

sunita 20/8/10 15:02

What a beautiful dish, am definitely trying this :-)

Satya 20/8/10 16:17

wow pasta looks so delicious n colorful ...i must try this ...thanks for sharing


girlichef 20/8/10 16:38

This sounds so different...and delicious! And that picture of the pasta is out of this world gorgeous, Angie!

[Reply] 20/8/10 17:57

Pasta looks colorful and delicious.

Devaki 20/8/10 19:24

Splendid Angie! So different from the run of the mill! :)

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Radhika 20/8/10 20:50

This is a gorgeous dish. Love those colored pasta shells.

Krishnaveni 20/8/10 22:36

interesting and beautiful, yummyyyyyyy


Really, Angie, this sounds heavenly! It visually appealing and the peanut sauce sounds killer!

Fimère 21/8/10 01:09

une assiette colorée et très appétissante,difficile de résister
bonne soirée

Emily 21/8/10 05:17

This is so pretty with the colored pasta! What a nice dish!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 21/8/10 05:33

Excellent picture! It looks delicious! I just found your blog and am following! Thanks!

Pete 21/8/10 11:10

Love the colourful conchiglie! Taste good as well!

Chef Dennis 21/8/10 13:07

hi Angie

I love multi colored pasta, its just livens up a dish! I have to admit I have never heard of black pepper peanuts, they sound pretty darn good!! It must have made a really flavorful sauce, thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Lucie 21/8/10 16:41

This looks delicious! Brilliant blog you have here, I shall be back :) Lucie x

marla {family fresh cooking} 21/8/10 17:57

This black pepper peanut sauce sounds so special and amazing! I want to dive right in to your photos! Your blog is wonderful.

alwayswinner786 21/8/10 18:17

Another wonderful colorful delicious dish Angie! Black pepper peanut sauce sound great!

A gift is waiting for you in my blog do take some time to visit!
Love always!

Honey 21/8/10 18:42

This looks scrumptious. ANd your site is GORGEOUS.. just like foodgawker. I love the pics and the design. You really eat with your eyes!

Cheah 21/8/10 18:56

This colourful pasta dish is so appealing. Can imagine the sauce within the shells .... simply mmmm!

Chow and Chatter 21/8/10 21:36

wow pasta with a peanut sauce this rocks

tasteofbeirut 21/8/10 21:52

I can normally down a kilo of peppery peanuts on their own, so what a delight and a splendid idea to include them in a pasta dish! Brilliant.

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } 21/8/10 22:33

This dish looks amazing and love the colors!!! Yummy!

Cynthia 22/8/10 03:31

Angie, I am here catching up on your posts and my oh my, I have bookmarked many of them. You are such a great cook and baker!

Hettar7 22/8/10 04:12

This sounds so good. I love black pepper and I love pasta. Sounds like a love match. I don't have access to the Peppered Peanuts so I might just have to improvise for them. Unless you have a suggestion for an online source.

Mo 22/8/10 04:27

What a gorgeous dish! Delicious too, I'm sure. :)

Angie's Recipes 22/8/10 06:43

maameemoomoo: thanks, and yes, it does have a touch of satay. :-) I really love the dish. And forum of my recipe site is just registration/log-in functional, so you might have to click the title to go back to main page to check all my recipes.
Hettar7: Any other savoury peanuts would work about paprika flavour?
Thank you, my friends, for taking time to stop by and your kind words.
I wish you all a flavourful weekend!

Peanutts 22/8/10 09:47

yummm, lovely sauce, must give a try :). THose shell pasta looks too nice to cook.

Cooking Gallery 22/8/10 10:47

Recipe sounds very yum...!! Hmmm...!!

Anonymous 22/8/10 12:46

Great pasta rcipe!

OysterCulture 22/8/10 15:19

What a yummy sounding recipe and I just got a batch of conchiglie, so I must be destined to make this recipe.

sweetlife 23/8/10 16:53

I love the peanut sauce, and your pic is gorgous!!


tigerfish 23/8/10 20:26

I love the colors of those pasta shells :)

Reeni 24/8/10 03:27

I love this thick and flavorful sauce Angie! And the pasta are so cute! Thanks for all the sweet comments you have been leaving me. I think you are superbly talented - I always enjoy seeing your delicious creations.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 24/8/10 07:07

I love pasta and I LOVE the varied and unique dishes you've been posting lately! This one is just fantastic! Keep them coming please!

Anonymous 8/12/10 19:36

how are you?

Awesome post, just want to say thanks for the share

Paleo Recipe Book Review 15/10/11 02:47

Hey this really is only a new recipe for me and I might want to make this Peppery Peanut coloured conchiglie.This dish seems so tasty and I've all components of this recipe.


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