Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pasta Gnocchi with Sausage & Tomato

Baylee here againn!

Tonight for dinner, we made gnocchi, but this time we used frozen gnocchi instead of making our own. (Last time we tried making our own out of potatoes but it tasted awful) The frozen gnocchi is much much better. We just used the store brand. Nothing special.

(NOTE: Instead of pecorino cheese, we just used Parmesan cheese)

Pasta Gnocchi with Sausage and Tomato

PreparationTime: 15 minutes
Total Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Serves 4-6

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) pasta gnocchi
2 tablespoons olive oil
400 g (14 oz) thin Italian sausages
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic gloves, finely chopped
800 g (1 lb 2 oz) tinned chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar
35 g (1 1/2 oz) basil, torn
45 g (1 1/2 oz/1/2 cup) grated pecorino cheese

1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well and return to the pan to keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large frying pan. Add the sausages and cook, turning, for 5 minutes, or until well browned and cooked through. Drain on paper towels, then slice when they have cooled enough to touch. Keep warm.

3. Wipe clean the frying pan and heat the remaining oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until the onion has softened. Add the tomato, sugar and 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) water and season with ground black pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes or until thickened and reduced a little.

4. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir through the sausage, then the basil and half of the cheese. Serve with the extra cheese.


This recipe is from 30 Minutes Meals: A Common Sense Guide.

I kinda like this book. It really does tell you everything. And the pictures in the book are actually accurate.

Before every chapter there are informative pictures. Like before the pasta chapter, there are pictures of all the different types of pasta and their names. Before the chicken chapter, it tells you how to store chicken , what to look for when buying... anyways basically everything you ever need to know about rice, noodles, pasta, chicken, seafood, lamb, pork, and beef.


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