Monday, December 4, 2017

Tortellini with Red Sauce...

Poles love Italian food; in fact, Polish people are sometimes referred to as the Italians of the North.  From time to time, family members send their favorite or latest recipes and want to guest blog. Today, the meal served in the Italy of the North was Tortellini with Red Sauce, a no brainer but certainly brainer delicious. That simply means that it takes minutes to prepare and to enjoy!

The choice of tortellini was fresh from the deli counter cheese filled. In Poland, tortellini is sometimes called - little ears. Because, that is what they appear to be... look like. As you boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water, prepare the red sauce.

The basic brainy red sauce is: chopped onion sauteed in olive oil until the edges are browned, pour in fresh diced tomatoes or even pureed. If you don't have fresh, use Red Gold Crushed tomatoes- one large can.  And, if you are in a hurry, just use your favorite jarred red sauce. To that, add fresh dried herbs: rosemary, oregano, basil and or marjoram or mint. Simmer until the pasta is tender and ready to be drained.

Once the tortellini is tender, drain, rinse and ladle onto a serving plate, top with the red sauce and large shavings of Parmesan cheese.

~ Tutti a Tavola!

*Guest blogger - Mark B.

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