Spaghetti with Italian Sausage in Simple Tomato Sauce

While trying to organize my blog, I realized that I didn’t have any pasta recipe! Luckily, I had some good pasta in my pantry and some spicy Italian sausage talk about coincidence! πŸ™‚ I always liked restaurants that cook their pasta well. It has good texture and flavors are usually clean to the palate so I thought of making my own and share it with you πŸ˜‰

Here are the casts of ingredients.

First, we are going to make our own tomato sauce from scratch like before. πŸ˜€ We need to mince some onions and garlic!

Now, heat the pan and add in some butter and olive oil. Yum!

Add in the minced onions and garlic. This time, you will have wonderful smell as you saute them πŸ˜‰

Saute them until translucent πŸ˜€

De-glaze it with white wine

While cooking out the acidity, open a can of tomato!

Add it in the pan! πŸ˜€

Add in some quick vegetable stock! If you have forgotten about it or you don’t have any idea what it is, you can find the quick vegetable stock here or here!

Throw in some fresh basil! and if possible, some oregano, didn’t have oregano that time 😦

Then add some white wine vinegar to give some sharpness to the taste πŸ™‚

Let the whole batch simmer for a while to let the flavors infuse! πŸ˜€

When done, place everything into a blender!

Puree it… dum dum dum… done!

There you go, you got yourself a simple tomato sauce πŸ˜‰ Anyhow, let’s move on with our pasta now, get your Italian sausage. Mine was Johnsonville’s Italian Hot Links! πŸ˜€

Remove them from their casing πŸ˜‰

Now, set those aside and we will need those later. We now cook the pasta. There are two things that you need to have good pasta, one is to cook it al dente, the other one is to use good quality pasta! I use De Cecco. Good restaurants here use De Cecco for their pasta dishes so you can’t really go wrong about it πŸ˜‰

Moving on… get a casserole and add in some salt!

Bring it to a boil! Make it running boil please πŸ˜€

When it is running already, throw in the pasta now… and I mean now! Stir the pasta occasionally! Remove it from the pot when it is ‘al dente’ or ‘almost done’ and how will you know this? Well then, take a bite after 10 mins of cooking then check if it is already cook but with a little resistance. If there is some little resistance, then it is already ‘al dente’ if it has a lot of resistance, then it is still raw!

As you wait for the pasta to cook, cut up some parsley and chiffonade some basil πŸ˜€

When the pasta is done, heat up a pan add in some olive oil!

Throw in the naked Italian sausage πŸ˜€ Brown them to give them good texture by forming some crusts πŸ˜‰

Add the pasta next!

Lastly, add the gorgeous tomato sauce YUM!!!!! πŸ˜€

Then serve with parsley and basil πŸ˜‰

Thoughts

Ok, I really my tomato sauce recipe. It has clean and refine flavors. About this dish as a whole, I really like it because of the simplicity of the dish! The whole dish also had good texture both from the pasta and the sausage. Johnsonville really make good sausages and this one is a real hit! One can smell the aroma of fennel running through the pan as one cooks it! Am pretty sure I will be doing this again next time. The only bad thing about this dish is the presentation. It looked like a pile of goo! lolz! and I even thought that this will look great since it has red and green oh well πŸ˜€

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One response to this post.

  1. […] look at my archives, I have already made dishes that asked for a tomato sauce before like here and here but never had a separate entry on making a basic tomato sauce […]

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