Monday, August 16, 2010
Deliciously Rounding Off A Busy Workday
This next recipe is truly a delight to eat as a weekday meal. Not only because it's so quick to make, but also because it feels like a special treat! I love how the sundried tomatoes add a little bit of an extra kick to the dish. Served with a soft, round Merlot, it's really the perfect way to deliciously round off a busy workday.
Pasta with Sausage and Sundried Tomatoes
1 tbsp mild olive oil
2 small shallots
2 fat cloves of garlic
pinch of dried chilli flakes
300g sausage, rolled into little balls
10 sundried tomato halves, cut into strips
good squeeze of lemon juice, plus zest of half a lemon
2 tbsps roasted pinenuts
chopped parsley, to serve
Heat olive oil, add shallots, garlic and chilli flakes and gently sweat for about 5 minutes. Take sausage out of casings and roll into little balls. Add the sausage to the pan and brown for approximately 10-15 minutes. After that, deglaze the pan with a squirt of lemon juice. Meanwhile cook your pasta. Add the sundried tomatoes and cook for a minute or two. Toss with the cooked pasta, the roasted pinenuts and the lemon zest. Serve with the parsley.