Thursday, August 5, 2010

Italian Sausage,Tomatoes,Pasta one skillet dish

It is so hot that just looking at the stove makes me break out in a sweat much less turning on the oven. We have been eating more sandwiches like ham and swiss and tuna fish salad. We did have this one that was cooked on top of the stove and it had rained (Thank you Lord) and we were a little cooler so I gave it a go. What is every ones favorite dish when its so hot the roads are buckling from the heat?

By the way this was ok it might be better with hot Italian sausage.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 sweet Italian sausage links casings removed and crumbled
1/4 red pepper flakes
1/4 cup onion diced
1 1/2 cloves garlic
1 14 oz can Italian plum tomatoes drained and coarsely chopped. (we used our own tomatoes)
3/4 whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 6 oz pasta any we use the spiral
1 1/2 parsley
Parmesan grated
we also threw in a little fresh sweet basil since we have so much.

Cooks pasta... aladenta. you want it to finish cooking in the sauce.
Heat oil in large heavy skillet
add sausage and red pepper cook till no longer pink about 7 to 8 minutes
add onion, garlic and cook till onion is tender
add tomatoes cream and salt and cook on simmer till mixture thickens a little
add drained pasta (cook it aladenta) then add to sauce and simmer serve with Parmesan cheese


The Japanese Redneck said...

We really don't cook per the weather. Hubby starves all day long and when he comes in he wants food. Meat, rice, gravy. Meat potatoes gravy.

When asked what he wants he says "big chicken or a small cow. FRIED. Rice and gravy. Something that use to have feet"......

Italiener Muenchen said...

Pasta salad would be willing to at least 24 hours ahead of time so the flavors have time to get married. While seated, the pasta continues to absorb the liquid and flavors, making each bite explodes with the delicious goodness of the sauce or gravy. Made of lettuce is stored in the refrigerator to keep the vegetables crisp. Put the salad in a sealed container so that it can be shaken before serving to restore a sauce or gravy.