KOSTAS and the yummy world

KOSTAS and the yummy world

Sausage Pasta No 2

Saturday, 10 November 2018



For this plate you will need:


heart pasta (any kind you like) - I used Barilla casarecce.

heart a sausage (preferably a spicy one).  I used the ones with leeks.

heart olive oil

heart parmesan cheese (optionally)

heart tomato purée or juice  

heart sugar or concentrated grape juice or any sweetener (optionally). Whenever I use tomato juice to make a sauce, I put some sugar in it, which otherwise tastes a bit sour.  

heart black pepper & ground chili peppers (or chili paste)

heart Mozzarella cheese.  I used the small ones (1-2cm in diameter) becaase they melt nicely in the sauce.



thumbsup Put water in a big pot and add some salt (if you want). Bring it to boil and then put the pasta in it.  Leave it for some minutes till it gets ready (as instructed on the packet).  Never overcook pasta.

thumbsup While the water boils, peel the sausage to remove its skin. Cut the sausage into thin slices. Fry the sausage till it gets a golden brown-color.  I do not fry the sausage, but I put it into the microwave.  I put it into a small bowl and cover it before microwave it for ~3min.  When it is ready, take the sausage out into a plate and through away the fat in the bowl.

thumbsup In another (smaller) pot put the tomato puree. Add the olive oil, some black pepper and/or the chili paste. Leave the mixture to simmer at low heat.

thumbsup While waiting for the pasta to boil, put the mozzarella into the tomato sauce and stir till it starts melting nicely. The sauce shall get a pinkish color instead of the intense red it had at the beginning.

thumbsup When the pasta is almost ready, put in the sauce pot the sausage, stir a bit and turn off the heating.

thumbsup When the pasta is ready, drain it (and if you want wash it under cold water).

thumbsup Put the pasta into the plates and pour the sauce on top of it.

thumbsup Add the parmesan cheese on top of it and serve. Parmesan cheese is not necessary for this recipe as the sauce already has cheese in it (mozzarella)


And as Julia Child would say: "Bon Appetite!"

Preparation steps.

Sauce evolution.

et voilà !