Monday, July 12, 2010

Spaghetti with sundried tomatoes and sweet italian sausage

It's Monday once again and I'm home alone so I volunteered to cook pasta for dinner.

Sundried tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, mushrooms, cream. basil. garlic and spaghetti make up the cast of ingredients in this pasta dish.

Oh! I almost forgot the sweet italian sausages. Not in photo are the butter and EVOO.

Anyhow, begin by chopping the garlic. Then slice the mushrooms as well. Drain the stewed tomatoes and give them a rough chop too. Set these aside.

Remove the sausage casings and crumble the sausages. Set these aside too.

Salt and boil water for the pasta. Cook pasta until al dente as per package directions.

In a saucepan, heat the EVOO and butter. Add the garlic followed by the stewed tomatoes. When the tomatoes are tender, add the sausages. Cook sausages until they turn brown. Add the mushrooms. Saute and add freshly ground pepper. Add cream. Add some pasta water to the sauce and check for seasoning.

Let simmer for a few minutes until it thickens a bit. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce.
Adjust seasonings accordingly. Sprinkle with parmigiano reggiano and basil that has been julienned.

this is my super late brunch/early dinner.