Jools Oliver eats this when pregnant…I can totally understand why. I found myself craving this dish after a very grey and drizzly Monday following a full on weekend. I can see this becoming a regular in the winter, to be enjoyed on Sunday nights with the forthcoming season of Downton.
For enough to feed 6 people you need:
- 6 quality pork sausages
- 1 stick of celery
- 1 carrot
- spring onions (roughly 4 or 5)
- 1 red chilli
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 x tins of tomatoes
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 3 tbsp of vinegar (balsamic or red wine vinegar work well)
- fresh basil
- penne pasta
Roughly chop the carrot, celery and spring onions…
Blitz this in the magimix for a few moments, before adding sausages, chilli, fennel seeds and oregano and pulse.
Whack this mix into quite a hot frying pan with oil in it and keep breaking it up with a wooden spoon or a fish slice. Once this is quite brown add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes. Add the vinegar, tinned tomatoes and a bit of basil and then leave to simmer on a low heat.
Cook the penne to your liking and then combine with the sauce, top with plenty of grated parmesan and fresh basil and a drizzle of quality olive oil.
Proper job. YUM!