Friday, December 02, 2005

a quickie dinner

all we knew...we wanted I went to Safeway on my way home...BTW: I'm about to officially hate Safeway if they continue to suck at stocking common items in their store!

I decide a quickie sausage, peppers and pasta dinner would be good.

Safeway didn't have regular italian sausage. For Real.

So I went with Turkey Italian Sausage. They were alright, but we both would prefer the old school pork Italian Sausages.

I got one green pepper, one yellow.

I had everything else at home.

Sausage & Peppers
a swirl or two of olive oil
1 lb Italian Sausage (pork or turkey-the more low fat version for healthy peeps)
1 Green pepper, sliced into strips
1 Yellow pepper, ditto
1 medium yellow onion, ditto
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 TB Basil, dried
1 TB Oregano, dried
1 tsp Thyme, dried
Salt/pepper to taste

Pasta, I did tubes this time. Something shapely.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.

In a large sauce pan, over medium high heat, bring oil to temperature and add the sausages. Cook for a few minutes on each side, let them get crispy/brown/delicious.

Remove from heat, rest for a minute, slice into bite size pieces, about 3/4 inch, or 1/2 inch.

When the water boils, add the pasta. The rest of the meal will take the same amount of time.

Add another swirl of olive oil if their isn't any left. Add the onions and saute for four minutes. Add the garlic and saute for one minute. Add the peppers and saute for two minutes. Add the spices and salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate. Add the can of tomatoes, including their juice. Rinse can with water, 1/2 way. Pour into the pan. Stir. Add the sausage and simmer until pasta is done.

Drain pasta. Put serving of pasta in a bowl, scoop over sausage, peppers and onions. Get a little extra sauce. Sprinkle a little parm if you like.



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