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Holland House recently reached out and asked me to try out a new recipe they created with Tatyana’s Everyday Food . I'm a big fan of the Marsala flavor so I was eager to participate. I made a few modifications and the recipe was fabulous! Truly yummy. In the interest of making things simple I used jar roasted red peppers and my local store didn't have any shallots so I used about a handful of sweet onion. I think the shallot would have been a tad better but this was yummy. My tester - 14 year old son- enjoyed this meal as well!
|My version sans the fancy garnish and including my spoon (whoops!)
RECIPE – Bold and Smoky Pepper Marsala Pasta
PREP TIME: 45 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings
2 large red bell peppers
Salt and black pepper
4 links (1lb) smoky sausage
1 large shallot, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup Holland House ‘Marsala’ cooking wine
¼ cup tomato paste
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ pound penne pasta
Small bunch fresh basil
1. Prepare the roasted red bell pepper.
a. Preheat oven to 425F. Cut each red bell pepper into quarters, discarding the seeds and removing any white membrane.
b. Arrange the peppers on a small baking dish. Drizzle generously with olive oil; season with salt and ground black pepper.
c. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until peppers are slightly charred and tender.
d. Once peppers are done, dice the peppers into pea sized pieces.
2. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Keep warm.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the sausage.
a. Remove any casings, if needed, and slice sausage into small disks.
b. Preheat a large, cast-iron pan over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and brown all over.
c. Remove the sausage from the pan and into a small bowl; set aside.
4. Prepare the sauce.
a. Into the same pan, add the diced shallot and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until tender.
b. Add all of the spices and seasonings and tomato paste.
c. Add Holland House ‘Marsala’ cooking wine. Cook the sauce for 5 minutes.
d. Add the diced roasted red bell pepper. Return the sausage to the pan and mix all ingredients together, then bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, to allow flavor to develop.
e. Add the heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Cook until cheese is completely melted.
5. Once sauce has cooked, add the prepared pasta and toss to coat.a. Garnish the top with chopped basil and more parmesan cheese.
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