Sunday, July 10, 2011
Creamy Italian Sausage & Pasta - From the Crafty Kitchen
This is one of our family faves. Quick and easy, and very nice for cold winter evenings! Homemade Italian sausages are best, but the Aldi ones are ok too!
500gms Italian pork sausages- thin. Slice into 6ths.
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 x 400gms tin of Roma tomatoes whole or diced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup red wine
1/2 cup cream
1 tsp ground fennel seeds
salt to taste.
1. Brown the sliced onion in a splash of olive oil, when nicely browned, add the crushed garlic and the sliced sausages. Cook over med heat until the sausages are lightly brown.
2. Add the red wine, allow to simmer a few minutes, then add the Roma tomatoes, tomato paste and water. I use a potato masher to crush down tomatoes and sausages. Add water, then allow to simmer about 20 minutes.
3. Add the cream and fennel, and salt to taste. Serve over a nice chunky pasta, and top with freshly grated parmesan.
Left overs heat up beautifully.