Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fuzzy Fusilli with Barese Sausage

If my husband were to write a love song, it’d either be – I want to lay you on a bed of pasta, or When a man loves a (bowl of) pasta. His love for pasta is undying. And my love for him is well, known in town by now. This dish was created in my kitchen out of love. My love for him.

Oh, and before you think I have misled you into a delicious image of a romantic husband, let me tell you, he doesn’t write love songs. Mine writes financial software. That’s how deprived I am in the mush department.

So to compensate for my deprivation, I start everlasting conversations with ingredients in my pantry and fridge. And today the box of Fusilli told me to marry it with the Barese sausage I got from St. Lawrence Market.

The mixed pitted olives (green and kalamata) and sun-dried tomatoes came in handy too to invoke a whole lot of flavors in my dish. IMG_0944

Ingredients for Fuzzy Fusilli with Barese Sausage are:

4 cups of Fusilli
Barese sausage (you can use any hot sausage you want)
Half cup mixed olives (pitted)
Half cup sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Freshly cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil

IMG_0940 Cook the fusilli according to package instructions. I like to keep mine al dente. Drain and keep. I always generously salt my pasta while cooking, which means I don’t use salt later.

I grilled my sausages before I added them to the pasta. This was being done simultaneously in the oven. If you are using the thick sausages, make sure you poke them randomly with a fork to avoid any blasts in the oven.

Drizzle EVOO on the fusilli, throw in the olives and the sun-dried tomatoes.
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Season with dried basil and black pepper. Once the sausages are done and are cool enough to handle, cut bite-size pieces of them and add into the pasta. Toss everything with the passion of an Italian. Serve warm as a main or a hearty lunch. And see how Cupid looks you back in the eye.IMG_0959 IMG_0957


notyet100 said...

luv the ingredients ,can imagine the flavour,.;-)

Satrupa said...

Pasta, sun dried tomatoes, olives, sausages ....Can it get any better ?
Lovely clicks .....I see u use your hand made pottery. How much I wish I could lay my hands on them :-)



Sharmila said...

Pree ... I don't like pasta yet have to make it in numerous ways for the husband. I'll eat it only if it has some meat with it.
Tomar pasta dekhte darun laagche ... maybe I'll just pick up the sausage pieces and chomp on them. :-)
Love your handcrafted tray holding the olives and sd tomatoes.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pree

Both the pasta and sausages look so perfect and delicious. You have created a Masterpiece. Dekhei

Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

PAsta looks absolutely filling and damn tempting..

Jaya said...

pasta with sausages looks so good..kinto amaar ekto cheese O lagbe sathe:)..love your pottery works..hugs and smiles

purplehomes said...

looks delicious..sun dried toms..i can eat a jarful of these babies just like that.

Wit,wok and wisdom said...

Hi Pree,
Your pasta looks stunning!Keno janina Rotini pasta'r proti amar ekta special weakness ache..it just looks so nice:)Sausage diye pasta kokhono banaini but your recipe gives me the inspiration to do so...r Jaya'r moto..amaro kintu ektu cheese chai!;)