Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Old Faithful

I'm sure we all have one of these. The dish that you can whip up with ease- and do- just about every week. Mine is pasta with sausage and some sort of veggie. Tonight the sausage was chicken italian and the veg was broccolini and spinach. I had a moment of panic when I realized that I didn't have a full box of pasta in the pantry (shocking for me since I am a huge italian food fan) but I managed to dig this half box of rotini out of the recesses of the cabinet to save the day.

The recipe:
Green veggie of your choosing
Sausage of your choosing
Garlic ( a few cloves thinly sliced)
Shallot (also thinly sliced)
White wine (you could substitute chicken stock)
Olive oil

Fill a big pot of water and set to boil. In another pan put a generous swirl of olive oil and put on medium high heat. Brown the sausage. Pull out of the pan and slice into 1/3 inch slices. Put shallots and then garlic into the oil. Put green veg into pan. Salt the boiling pasta water and throw pasta into water. Back to the other pan add about 1 glass worth of wine. Add sausage back to the pan and sautee. Pour another glass of wine for yourself and drink. Once the pasta is done, drain and add to veg and sausage mixture. Combine and cook for another minute and then grate parmesean cheese over the top. Enjoy. The whole thing takes about 20 minutes and you even have an excuse to have a glass of wine while making it.

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