Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rustic Chicken Sausages Sauté

Rustic Chicken Sausage & Pasta

2 links of Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage, sliced
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
3/4 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup sliced fresh San Marzano tomatoes or Heirloom cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup white wine (I used Moscato)
2 cups baby spinach julienned
2 -3 Tbsp. fresh basil, julienned & divided
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
Fresh grated Asiago or reggiano 
Pasta of choice, I used bucatini tonight, linguine would be great also.

In medium skillet, sauté sausage in EVOO for 3 minutes, add onions & garlic, sauté a few more minutes to soften onion. Deglaze with wine & add red bell pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes, S&P. Cook 5-7 minutes. Add spinach & basil, cook for 1 minute to wilt spinach. Spoon over desired pasta, garnish with grated cheese & fresh basil.