Monday, February 23, 2009

Spicy Sausage and Red Pepper pasta

I LOVE pasta & sauce. It's so simple and so good. This one is one of my personal favourites. Sharl and I think that sausage makes sauce taste extra delicious.

450g package of the best spicy Italian sausage you can find (about 4 links)
1 large can tomatoes diced
1 small can tomato paste
1 large onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 red pepper sliced or diced
3 dried red chilies chopped or 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
olive oil

Remove casings from sausage and brown the meat in a large pot until no longer pink.
Drain fat.
Push the meat to the edges of the pot and pour 1 tbsp olive oil in the hole.
Add the onions, garlic and chilies and saute until softened and fragrant.
Add tomatoes and tomato paste and spices.
Season with salt and pepper.
Simmer for about 15-20 minutes or longer

Serve with your favourite pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.

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