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    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    For A Change Try Sausage and Pasta - Another Kid Friendly Meal

    The Kids were coming over and I remembered that, previously, I had made a Gordon Ramsay Pasta dish, using Sausage meat... so I looked it up in the cook book
    Turns out, the recipe I was thinking of, was actually a rice dish
    The kids wanted Pasta, so I devised this dish, inspired by Gordon (I feel I can call him Gordon)
    It is so different from the original I think I can call this mine

    2 tablespoons Olive oil
    Onion peeled and chopped
    Sea salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper
    Red pepper chopped
    Sausages from the famous Westmere Butcher
    Beef, Garlic, Parsley and Parmesan, perfect

    1 1/2 sausages per person will be enough

    White wine to deglaze
    2 cups chicken stock

    Pasta, Farfalle, cooked to manufacturers instructions

    2 medium fresh tomato chopped

    1 head of Broccoli
    Olive oil
    2 cloves of Garlic peeled and finely chopped
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Zest of 1 Lemon

    Spring onions to garnish and or chives
    Chopped parsley

    Grated Parmesan
    Place olive oil into a pan, heat to medium heat
    Add chopped onions
    Saute till soft
    Add chopped red pepper and sauté till soft
    Season with S & P
    Meanwhile remove sausage meat from skins and break up to resemble small meatballs

    Add to pan, I actually used a second pan to brown the sausage, stop it from stewing
    plus you get a better flavour

    Add all the cooked sausage meat to the pan
    Deglaze the sausage pan, with a slosh of white wine and tip into the main pan

    Add chicken stock
    Bring to a simmer and cook gently for about 15 minutes

    So the Broccoli
    Cut into small florets
    Blanch in salted water for about 3-4 minutes
    Drain and put into ice water
    This will stop it cooking and keep the nice green colour
    Drain and out aside

    In a large pan, add the olive oil
    Throw in the chopped garlic
    Season with salt and pepper and the lemon zest
    Add the cooked broccoli
    Toss well
    Set aside

    So, cook the pasta
    I usually allow 100 gms per person

    When it is just cooked
    At this stage,
    Add the broccoli and chopped tomato
    to the sausage
    Toss well
    Add pasta
    Mix well

    Dish up and grate some Parmesan over the top
    garnish with some chopped green onion tops or chives and a little chopped parsley

    Loved by young and old
    Very tasty

    1 comment:

    Rustown Mom said...

    This really looks great! But I originally visited you to see how you placed the printer friendly widget on your blog. Got any tips to help me do this on mine?
    Also, can't wait to dig thru your recipes!