After making a great pasta dish, I thought that it would be really cool if there could be a place that I could post it, and a place where others could post things as well to share different ideas. This could be where we share recipes, tips, ideas that we might be interested in. To begin, here is a really delicious pasta that you might like to try:
Penne with Roasted Squash and Sausage
2 hot Italian sausages, casing removed
1 small onion, sliced and sauteed
1 cup acorn squash, baked and peeled
2 cloves of garlic, roasted
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 cups cooked penne
8 leaves fresh sage, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Slice sausage open and saute the meat until browned, breaking it apart in the process. Set aside.
To a blender or food processor, add sauteed onions, baked squash and roasted garlic. Puree. With blender running, add olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and blend until smooth. When finished it should have the consistency of a tomato sauce; if the puree seems too thick, add about 2 tbsp of water to thin it out. Transfer sauce to a medium saute pan.
Add the cooked pasta to contents of the saute pan, stir together and heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in chopped sage. Top with sausage and crumbled feta and serve. (Serves 2 - adjust to feed as many as you need).
Recipe from Best Health Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008
It was a nice change, and something you might find in a nicer restaurant. I tried to talk flavours with Dom, but he really doesn't care much for dissecting the food - that's why I wanted to share it here - lol.