I recently found this gem of a recipe in my Good Food 101 Cheap Eats Book and I knew from the get go this would be scrumptious, and I was right! This is a simple dish but the flavour stems from using sausages packed with different herbs. I found some wonderful Pork with parma ham, garlic & red wine sausages at my local store that I knew would suit this dish perfectly. Another choice of sausage that you could use is Toulouse Sausages that are also packed in flavour. My hubby and son enjoyed and loved this pasta dish and it is one that will become part of our monthly repertoire.
Sausage and Tomato Linguine
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
450g Toulouse or herby sausages
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 bay leaf
Pinch of sugar
50g grated parmesan or mature cheese
Heat the oil in a pan, then fry the onion for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Remove the skins from the sausages and discard. Add the sausages to the pan and cook for 10 minutes until they start to brown, breaking them up with a spatula.
Add the tomatoes, bay leaf and a pinch of sugar, and season. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until cooked.
Meanwhile, cook the linguine/spaghetti in salted boiling water according to packet instructions. Drain, then stir into the sausage sauce with half the cheese. Serve hot with the remaining cheese sprinkled over.
6 Word Tag
The lovely Vi from Flowers in the Kitchen has tagged me for a 6 word description of myself.
5. Mad...but in a good and fun way
6. Strong willed
I am supposed to tag another 6 people but I am going to be a rebel and nominate all my blogger friends and leave it up to you if you want to be tagged.