Saturday, March 25, 2017
Italian Sausage in Tomato Sauce with Green and Red Peppers over Penne!
Italian food stirs the imagination...
This dish is so awesomely delicious that you can't imagine ever eating anything else for the rest of your life. The key is in the sausage. Quality Italian sausage is best bought from the deli or butcher. It should be meaty and not overly seasoned (make sure there is no fennel).
The other key aspect regarding the sausage is that the casing used must be quality casing; you don't want it to be rubbery or chewy. Of course, you can remove the casing given the sausage is worth it.
Besides really good Italian sausage, you will need: one med. green pepper, one med. red pepper (optional) one large onion, and penne pasta. To get started, saute the onion and peppers 'chopped' in olive oil until browned on the edges. Have your sausage cut into bite sized chunks. Add the sausage to the onion and peppers (if including) pushing them aside in the skillet while you brown the sausage.
Bring back in the onion and pepper covering the sausage. Then add either fresh tomatoes or open a large can of crushed Red Gold tomatoes. Generously, sprinkle in dried herbs: rosemary, mint and oregano. Stir and cover, let this simmer on med heat while you prepare the pasta!
Add the penne pasta to salted boiling water. Once tender, drain and ladle onto a serving plate and or bowl. Pour out the hot bubbly Italian sausage sauce onto the pasta and serve.
Put on the Parmesan... ~ Tutti a Tavola!