Thursday, November 18, 2010

If you like penne, italian sausage, and feta.....try this!

I love love love feta cheese pretty much on everything including on my pasta. Can I tell you how much it makes a difference to the taste? Only if I could pasta everyday, I'd be in carbohydrate heaven. But since I care for my figure, I try not to have it as much. Of course, I still make sure B has enough carbohydrate in every part of his meal. He usually complains that I am eating too healthy. At times when I feel extra motivated, I try to prepare two different dishes. One for my healthy self and a carbohydrate laden meal. He eats both but I don't eat his. Here is a pasta dish that does not disappoint. It's simple, fresh, and most importantly tres bien . If you want to impress your husband, you can definitely make this.

Creamy Penne Pasta with Spicy Italian Pork Sausage

I just pretty much use anything I could find in my fridge and develop my dish from there. Fortunately that day, I had plenty of fresh ingredients to work with. Here are the ingredients I used (I am not good at measuring so I just usually eye ball the amount I put in): chopped mushrooms, chopped red and yellow peppers, chopped roma tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, creme fraiche, tomato sauce, and Spicy Italian Pork Sausage (I got from Whole Foods butcher section, fresh not frozen). Whole Foods freshly made sausage are out of this world. They have different kinds that will please any sausage lover (no pun intended) hahaha. Take the casing out of the sausage, break the meat apart and brown it on the pan. Once cooked, put it aside. Use the same pan you just cook your sausage in, sautee onions and garlic for a few minutes, add your tomatoes, peppers, and mushrooms. Stir and season to your taste with salt, pepper, and some herbs (like oregano, parsley, herbs de provence). Return the cooked sausage on the pan and add the tomato sauce and simmer until the sauce starts boiling. Then add your creme fraiche (you can substitute for heavy cream if it's not available), stir and let it simmer. Make sure you season it again according to your taste bud. Then once the sauce is done, you can pour over Penne pasta, which is cooked al dente, and topped with feta cheese. Serve and Enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. I do like all three and the combination sounds fantastic. I would simply die if I couldn't eat pasta - It's one of my staples. This is a must try soon.