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Spaghetti with Sparkling Wine Soaked Peppers and Crème Fraîche – Recipe

Last year myself and the OH had the pleasure of spending my birthday at my Uncles (plural – they are a couple) house in the heart of Normandy. While we were there they cooked us some truly awesome food. My uncle is an amazing cook himself but the recipe that delighted me the most from that trip was something his partner, who is Italian, cooked for us our first night there.

This is so simple but is so utterly gorgeous I could eat it every day. He told us that it’s an old Italian recipe that his dad used to cook him but I have never been able to find it on the interwebs (which means it doesn’t exist, right?) so it has no name.

Let’s just call it Rock Paper Pasta 😉

The sparkling wine is what really makes this dish, but you don’t need to use anything too fancy. It also leaves you with a good 3/4 bottle left – what’s not to love?

We have also tried adding sliced Aubergine & Courgette which works a treat, so don’t be afraid to experiment!

You can download the printable PDF recipe sheet here: Spaghetti with Sparkling Wine Soaked Peppers and Creme Fraiche

Let’s begin…

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Kelly is a twenty-something lover of all things nerdy. Cocktails and lie ins are her favorite things, neither of which she can enjoy since becoming a mum for the first time. She writes about everything she loves and loathes (with a little indifference thrown in for good measure!) She also blogs over on the BabyCentre about life as a new mum.


  1. Emma

    September 2, 2013 - 6:43 pm

    That looks SO good, you’re so lucky having an uncle who is a chef! I’d always be round theirs 🙂

    I really like the way you’ve shown the steps as well, really clear and easy!

    Hmm maybe…

    • Kelly

      September 3, 2013 - 9:54 am

      Thanks Emma!

      He’s not actually a proper “chef” – just an amazing cook! If they weren’t so far away (moved to Sicily now) I would be there every weekend! 😀

      Thanks you very much!x

  2. Steph (@imcountingufoz)

    September 5, 2013 - 11:31 pm

    SO GOOD! You’ve made this week’s 6 of the Best on Love All Blogs. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Emily (@amummytoo)

    September 8, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    This looks INSANELY good. And I have all the ingredients *dances* Thanks for linking this up with #recipeoftheweek. Pinned and stumbled + there’s a new linky live now. Please come and join in!

    • Kelly

      September 10, 2013 - 4:58 pm

      Thanks Emily! So simple but soooooooo tasty!

    • Kelly

      September 10, 2013 - 4:57 pm

      yum indeed, Mrs!

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