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5 thin pork and fennel sausages
400gm orecchiette pasta
150gm button mushrooms, cut into quarters
20 kalamata olives, pitted and halved
Handful parsley, chopped
150gm organic passata
1/2 cup chicken stock (optional)
20 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
Good handful washed baby spinach
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Place sausages in cold water and gently bring to
the boil. Drain water and set aside to cool. Slice
sausages on an angle into small bite -sized pieces.
Cook orecchiette as per packet instructions.
Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking
process, drizzle with a little oil, stir once or twice
and set aside.
Heat a large heavy-based frying pan and add a
little oil. Sauté sausages for a few minutes until
Add mushrooms and sauté for a further 2 minutes.
Reduce heat and add olives, three-quarters
of the parsley and the passata (and chicken
stock if using).
Throw in the cooked pasta, tomatoes and spinach,
then stir over heat for a few minutes.
Just before serving, stir through butter, parmesan
cheese and remaining parsley. Spoon into serving
bowls and top with a little extra parmesan.
Delicious served with a rocket salad and
HAPPYNEWYEAR to all of you and I hope you had
a happy and holy Christmas Day. A special hello
to all those who attempted the pavlova roulade
from the December edition for the Christmas table.
Over the break we acquired a new little RSPCA rescue
dog called Max. He is a silky terrier– chihuahua cross
and has the cutest little face. One thing he does not
have, however, is orecchiette ears! Orecchiette
means ‘little ears’, and is a fabulous
pasta that cups up the pasta
This month’s recipe has
a few short cuts; the use
of store-bought sausages and
passata ensures it’s easy and
quick to make at home. (If you
have the luxury of time I
encourage you to make
your own sausages and
tomato sauce!) Feel free
to email me with any
questions or recipes on
Notes: The sausages and pasta can be prepared and stored in airtight containers in the fridge
up to three days before serving. When you want to make the dish you simply chop up your fresh
ingredients and literally throw it all together. For a vegetarian option replace sausages with
oven-roasted pumpkin. Use penne pasta as a substitute if you don’t have any orechiette. Have fun
and keep cooking. See you next month.
By CHEF BARTHOLOMEW CONNORS
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