Friday, June 19, 2015

Sausage and Pasta Marinara

Sausage and Pasta Marinara

I am so excited to welcome you to my new and improved blog! I started "Musings from the Other Side" when I first moved to New Zealand without an idea of what waiting for me on the other side of the world. Pretty soon though, it was clear that it was going to be a food blog. My little blog has grown out of its old name and un-matching URL! So, I have been working pretty hard on giving it a new design, new name and URL. It has been so much fun redesigning this blog and giving it some much needed TLC. It has felt like I have had two full time jobs this past week though! And as a result, I have had no time to cook. Umm. A food blogger that has no time time to cook? That's pretty lame, y'all! So let's fix that. 
This recipe is so easy that it almost didn't make it to the blog. But that's exactly what this blog is about. Sharing recipes that may potentially be someone's answer to "what should I have for dinner?" I cook this when I am out of ideas, out of energy and my fridge and pantry are running  woefully low due to neglect - usually towards the tail end of a busy work week, like this one. It is my alternative to take out because it takes about the same amount of time to cook as it takes to call, order and pick up something that is most likely really bad for you. Like the honey chicken fried rice from the Noodle place down the street. 

Yield - Serves 2

Total Time - 30 Minutes

Sausage and Pasta Marinara


1 LB Italian Pork Sausage Meat
1 Medium Onion
5-6 Cloves of Garlic
1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
14 Oz Can of Whole Tomatoes in Juice
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt, to taste
Cracked Pepper
Dash of Red Pepper flakes
Basil Leaves
Cooked Pasta


Dice the onion and mince the garlic.

Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic.

Add the fennel seeds and stir them together until the onions caramelize.

Remove the casing from the sausage and add it in. Cook till the sausage is browned while breaking it up.

Add the canned tomatoes along with the juices and break it up while folding it in with the sausage.

Add salt, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes. Give it another stir and cover and let it simmer for about 6-7 minutes

Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with basil chiffonade.

Sausage and Pasta Marinara


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