Sausage Pasta No 2
Saturday, 10 November 2018
For this plate, you will need:
❤ pasta (any kind you like) - I used Barilla casarecce.
❤ a sausage (preferably a spicy one). I used the ones with leeks.
❤ olive oil
❤ parmesan cheese (optionally)
❤ tomato purée or juice
❤ sugar or concentrated grape juice or any sweetener (optionally). Whenever I use tomato juice to make a sauce, I put some sugar in it, which otherwise tastes a bit sour.
❤ black pepper & ground chili peppers (or chili paste)
❤ Mozzarella cheese. I used the small ones (1-2cm in diameter) because they melt nicely in the sauce.
👍 Put water in a big pot and add some salt (if you want). Bring it to a boil and then put the pasta in it. Leave it for some minutes till it gets ready (as instructed on the packet). Never overcook pasta.
👍 While the water boils, peel the sausage to remove its skin. Cut the sausage into thin slices. Fry the sausage till it gets a golden brown color. I do not fry the sausage, but I put it into the microwave. I put it into a small bowl and cover it before microwave it for ~3min. When it is ready, take the sausage out into a plate and threw away the fat in the bowl.
👍 In another (smaller) pot, put the tomato puree. Add the olive oil, some black pepper, and/or chili paste. Leave the mixture to simmer at low heat.
👍 While waiting for the pasta to boil, put the mozzarella into the tomato sauce and stir till it starts melting nicely. The sauce shall get a pinkish color instead of the intense red it had at the beginning.
👍 When the pasta is almost ready, put in the saucepot the sausage, stir a bit, and turn off the heating.
👍 When the pasta is ready, drain it (and wash it under cold water).
👍 Put the pasta into the plates and pour the sauce on top of it.
👍 Add the parmesan cheese on top of it and serve. Parmesan cheese is not necessary for this recipe as the sauce already has cheese in it (mozzarella)
And as Julia Child would say: "Bon Appetite!"
Looks so yummy, Kostas and the yummy world.