Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:44 pm

Fatherducque wrote:I'll bet half and half shrimp and sausage would be good.
Absolutely! :dinner:

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by StarryNightDave » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:58 pm

Sailor Kenshin wrote:Thanks...it was.

Only the greatest restraint kept us from honking down the entire huge pot of food.
These days, I consider most recipes to be suggestions. For this one, I also added my preferred spice mix, which is . . .

1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons Onion Powder
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
to taste Kosher Salt

Even with adding fresh onions and garlic, I learned from Paul Prudhome that the powders boost the flavor. I also find that Nutmeg brings out tomato flavors better. And I prefer Thyme to Oregano. Sometimes I'll add just a dash of cinnamon, which is barely detectable, but causes people to wonder what that is.

Also following Prudhome's methods, I mix up the spices in a small bowl first. I add about 1 teaspoon of the spice mix while sauteing the onions and garlic. I add another teaspoon when the diced tomatoes are added. Then add the rest when the stock goes in.

And don't forget to scrape the bottom of the pan when you add the onion to get any bits of sausage. Then scrape again when adding the tomatoes to get bits of onion and sausage into the sauce. The cooked-on bits contain lots of flavors.

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by Pixie » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:37 pm

I was going to ask why the nutmeg. I'll have to try that.

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by StarryNightDave » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:37 pm

Pixie wrote:I was going to ask why the nutmeg. I'll have to try that.
I never taste nutmeg in the sauce. But it does make a difference.

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:12 am

Well, with Fall already here, I am looking at meals like this again. Going to make this for dinner tonight.

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by Fatherducque » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:58 pm

I think I will make some next Friday...or when it rains...with some nice local sausage!

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by trailboss » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:20 pm

Looks like a keeper, Dave!

I agree on using fresh onions and garlic, and foregoing the Ro-Tel...fresh green Hatch chile's are in season here.

But then the shortcuts are great for busy schedules.

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:28 pm

Dang, had to attend a meeting at 6:00 tonight. So I'll make this tomorrow. I need heavy cream and green onion anyway.

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by trailboss » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:34 pm

The nice thing about extra heavy cream leftover.

It is an unpardonable sin to let it go to waste....deeeelish!

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:44 pm

Gonna try this one again tonight.

Remember when we all used to talk about recipes?

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Re: Spicy Sausage Pasta - easy weeknight meal

Post by Fatherducque » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:42 pm

The last year has been too busy to cook much. I only can meet family pork shoulder requests.

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