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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Super Green Sausage Pasta...


Super Green Sausage Pasta.

Gigli pasta with tomato sauce, sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and MOR Pork, Super Green Veg & Lentil Sausages.


Servings: 2

Cost per serving: £3.75

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: Approx 25 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack MOR Pork, Super Green Veg & Lentil Sausages
  • 150g gigli pasta
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ tin chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tin cooked artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100ml white wine
  • Small bunch chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves

To serve:
  • Freshly grated parmesan

Method:


1. Start off by grilling the sausages as per pack instructions, turning once, then allow them to cool slightly before slicing each sausage into four pieces.

2. In a large saucepan, soften the garlic and red onion in olive oil over a medium heat - take care not to burn the garlic! - and add the thyme and cherry tomatoes. Cook for a further 5 minutes.

3. Pour over the white wine, then add the chopped tomatoes, artichoke and sliced sausages. Simmer gently for a further 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

4. While you're simmering the sauce, add the pasta to a saucepan of boiling water and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.

5. As soon as the pasta's ready, strain in a colander and tip into the sauce. Give it a good mix, then split into two bowls. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil and a generous dusting of parmesan.

Chef's tips:

Save money on tomorrow's lunch by doubling the quantities and saving the leftovers; you'll be the envy of the office.

If you can't find gigli pasta, that's okay - try it with penne instead. Just be sure to pick a shape that can hold some of that lovely sauce.

Recipe & image courtesy of MOR Sausage.

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