Crestview resident Sherri Williams has won a national pasta cooking contest.
The National Pasta Association Pasta Fits program's Pasta Presto contest asked consumers nationwide to submit entries for the chance to win $1,500.
Judges selected three finalists, including Williams' Couscous Crab Pearl Pepper Poppers. An Oklahoma woman and a California woman also qualified, but most Pasta Fits Facebook fans voted for Williams' recipe, which is listed below.
Pasta Fits, a culinary education program, celebrates delicious, healthy and budget-conscious meals.
Couscous Crab Pearl Pepper Poppers
5-ounce box pearled couscous, mixed basil and herb
8 ounces crab meat
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup tablespoons pimentos, chopped
¼ cup gourmet peppers, chopped
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
20 peppeadew peppers
Cook couscous according to package; allow cooling.
Combine crab meat, two-thirds of the olive oil, lemon juice, pimentos, gourmet peppers, parsley and pepper flakes in a mixing bowl.
Stuff peppers with couscous filling. Chill until ready to serve, and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
Makes 20 poppers.