Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Homemade Tagliatelle With Tomatoes and Spicy Italian Sausage

I saw this on Take Home Chef today and I am going to try it.  It looks dang good and I thought I would share it!  What would you guys use to replace the dry white wine?!?  

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
6 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds), coarsely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound spicy Italian sausages, casings removed, meat broken into bite size pieces
1 pound very thin asparagus, trimmed
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parley

Heat the oil in a heavy large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until tender. Add the white wine and simmer for about 3 minutes or until reduced by about half.

Stir in the tomatoes and sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon of salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer gently for about 45 minutes or until a chunky sauce forms, stirring occasionally and smashing tomatoes.

Add the sausage pieces and cook for 7 minutes. Add the asparagus spears and cook for about 5 minutes longer or until crisp-tender. Stir in the parsley. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve over preferred noodle and enjoy!


Anna said...

Sounds yummy. I use white grape juice instead of wine.

Crystal said...

Yep...white grape juice!

Julander Family said...

use the wine, the alcohol cooks out and it has better flavor