Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Italian dinner

The other day I pulled some Italian sausage out of the freezer; it sat in the fridge for a few days, so I figured I'd better cook it up. I was planning on making some sauce, but I didn't have time for that. So I pulled some Marinara sauce off the shelf, and boiled up some fettucinne.


Here's the plate, with some shaved Pecorino Romano, with some leftover wine.


10 comments:

ndspinelli said...

My last meal, if I'm ever on death row, is pasta[Rigatoni]w/ marinara, and hot Italian sausage.

rcg said...

THREE sausages??? LOL! That looks awesome!

John Joseph said...

Nice. Very nice.

Fr Martin Fox said...

RCG:

No, just two; trick of photography.

Jennifer said...

That looks really good!

Fr Martin Fox said...

Jennifer:

It was good; but the sausage needed more seasoning, and the sauce needed a little heat.

rcg said...

This has triggered a very pleasant memory of my father. we had only one Italian sausage and Mama put it on his plate. He saw me looking at it and let me eat it instead. He made many sacrifices for us but I remember that one, I think, because he was happy to share and the meal was so special because of it.

Fr Martin Fox said...

One advantage of this particular dish: it yielded three meals. I ate half the leftovers last night for dinner, and I'll probably polish off the rest tonight. Cook once, eat thrice!

(And a little red pepper in the sauce made a huge difference. Don't be afraid of it!)

rcg said...

I love left overs! Not only are they often better the next day, or two, but I can use them as an excuse for learning more about cooking by using the left overs as the foundation for another dish. That is a very fun and supremely economical way to use fresh ingredients that are very good for you.

tildenjane said...

A dash of anchovy paste will add a great kick of flavor with no fishy taste!