Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sweet Fennel Sausage & Pasta - Nothing Better

We all know I love pasta, and many of you know that I particularly love it when I can pick up some fresh homemade (okay, not MY home - made especially for the Abato Italian Market down the street) sweet fennel sausage. What a brilliant combination and the best part, is that you can dress it up or down so many ways.

In honor of this being the last Presto Pasta Night of 2009 with Reeni of Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice as our intrepid host, I decided to share my three favorite ways to honor the sausage. Last night's (photo at top of page) is a garlicy, spicy dish with olive oil and a little white wine as the base for the sauce.

These sweet fennel sausages work so well with tomatoes that this one is always delicious

And I love to saute the ground sausage meat, removed from the casing, until crumbly as the base for the most fantastic

Bucatini Bolognese

You still have time to send Reeni your dish by end of day today for the last of 2009 - email cinnamonyspice (at) gmail (dot) com and cc me - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com

Next time we meet over pasta, I'll be hosting Presto Pasta Nights - January 8th, to be exact. So save up your entries, or send them to me as soon as you're done and I'll start, what will be an awesome start to 2010! Email: ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com

In the meantime, enjoy an awesome Holiday Season and remember to be safe.


Pam said...

Pasta and sauasage. It's like bacon and eggs. They were meant to be together.

Ruth Daniels said...

I couldn't agree more! Thanks for dropping by.

Patsyk said...

they all sound so good... where to start?

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious combo! I could cozy up to this - such a comforting dish. Thanks for sending it to Presto Pasta Nights!

Bellini Valli said...

All delicious pasta dishes Ruth. U had better have a quick look in past PPN's to use all of that shrimp I have in the freezer.

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks all, I thought I'd give you all a little something extra to tide you over until the New Year.

And Bellini, Valli - shrimp just happens to be my other favorite food group ;-)

Wishing everyone a very Joyous Holiday Season and a Healthy & Prosperous 2010 - filled with lots of pasta, of course.

Karine said...

I agree with Pam: Pasta and sausages are meant to be together!