Pasta Dishes forum: Fresh Tomato Sauce with Sausage and Pasta

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Feb 25, 2010 11:23 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Fresh Tomato Sauce with Sausage and Pasta

This is really tasty! A one dish meal! Sorry if I make it sound complicated, it's not!

4 links Hot Italian Sausage
12 small very ripe fresh tomatoes (Roma preferably)
6 Large cloves of Garlic
Olive Oil
1 small green bell pepper – cut into 1” pieces
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary – chopped
2 sprigs of fresh oregano - chopped
2 sprigs of fresh parsley – chopped
A handful of fresh basil leaves – coarsely chopped
Salt to taste
Hot Pepper flakes
½ package of very thin spaghetti or pasta of your choice (8oz) (serves 2)

Fill about a 3 quart pan with water and bring it to a boil. Toss in the tomatoes and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove the tomatoes and peel under cold water. You can reserve the water to cook your pasta, or refill with new.

Lightly coat the bottom of a large fry pan with olive oil, Cut the sausage links in half and fry them until browned with 5 of the whole garlic cloves – turning to evenly brown.

While the sausage is browning...Chop the peeled tomatoes into ½ inch pieces. Drain off and reserve any excess juice. Add about a tablespoon of salt to the tomatoes.

Remove the sausage from the pan and move it to a separate dish. (Discard the Garlic Cloves) Pour out half of the oil left in the sausage pan and add about 2 more tablespoons of Olive oil. Add the tomatoes. Cook on medium high, constantly stirring until the juice is reduced. (about 20 minutes) Add some of the reserved juice if it gets too dry.

Add a dash of Hot Pepper flakes, the chopped Rosemary, oregano and parsley. Chop up the 5 remaining garlic cloves coarsely and add. Cook on low for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Boil the water for the Pasta.

Cut up the sausage into ½ pieces and add to the tomato sauce. Add the chopped green pepper and cook for about another 10 minutes…giving the occasional stir. Add chopped basil in the last couple minutes of cooking.

When pasta is cooked and drained, take a little of the sauce and mix it with your pasta. Place pasta on individual dishes and spoon sausage and sauce over it.

This is a good looking sauce...

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Feb 25, 2010 11:24 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Looks good on a plate too!

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