Monday, December 11, 2006

I'm 400!

Welcome to the 400th post on Eat With Me!

And now let's get down to business...I can't tell if this recipe is from Lidia's Italy magazine or some other Italian cuisine magazine?!? Doesn't matter, very yummy!

Orecchiette with Sausage
(6 servings)
2 TB olive oil
8 oz. sweet pork sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups canned tomatoes, chopped & drained
1 cup dry red wine
1 pinch red pepper flakes

Freshly made Orrecchiette (recipe to follow), yes Freshly Made!
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

In a large skillet, combine olive oil and sausage and cook on medium low heat until browned, about 9-10 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, wine, red pepper, salt & pepper. Partially cover and cook about 30 minutes.

Toss the cooked pasta and top with grated cheese.

Fresh Orrecchiette
makes 4-6 servings

1 1/2 cups fine semolina flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water or more as needed

In your mixer, bring together both flours and salt. Gradually add water until a dough forms that is not as sticky as an egg dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Cover and let rest 30 minutes.

Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece to a cigar shape. Cut off pieces about 1/2 inch wide and press with your thumb to make orecchiette.

My little ears!

Resting on the lovely sauce!

Tossed and coated!

So Good! A touch chewy, but I really enjoyed them!


Dancer in DC said...

I get to eat homemade pasta. I hate to make y'all jealous, but...ha!

Lady Brandenburg said...

Happy 400th post! I like your ears - very good shape.

ScottE. said...

PS: I had about 1/2 of the batch of Orecchiette left over--I allowed them to sit out to dry a touch before freezing them. We'll see how they turn out later?!?!

Jon said...

little ears are by far my most favorite pasta ever. i buy the store out when i can find them.