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            3 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
            3 cloves garlic
            1 medium carrot, julienne
            1 medium onion, chopped
            6 Italian frying peppers, cut into strips
¼ pound Italian salami, slice thin, cut into strips 1/4 inch wide
            1 tablespoon Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
            Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
            Salt to taste (optional)
¼ cup red wine
            1 pound penne
½ cup pasta water
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Serves 4 to 6. 

Cook the pasta. 

In a medium skillet, heat the Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and sauté the garlic, carrot and onion; discard the garlic when it turns golden, then add the peppers, salami, Colavita Balsamic Vinegar, oregano, pepper and salt. Add wine. Cover and sauté for another 15 minutes.

Reserve ½ cup of water when draining the pasta and add to the skillet. In a large bowl, combine the pasta/pepper mixture and cheese. Toss well and serve.


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