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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's What's For Dinner

Well, at least it's what we had for dinner tonight.  Once again I will supply you with an outstanding recipe without even being asked.  You can thank me later.

As usual, this one came from Tami The Recipe Goddess and it is excellent!

Rigatoni with Sausage, Artichokes and Asparagus

3/4 c oil packed sundried tomatoes (reserve 2 T oil)
1 lb. Hot Italian sausage, removed from casings, cut into bite size pieces
1 can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 3/4 c chicken broth
1/2 c dry cooking white wine
12 oz Rigatoni pasta
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
1/3 c fresh basil, chopped
1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped
8 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed

Heat reserved 2 T oil in large frying pan or dutch oven over medium-hi heat, add sausage and cook until browned about 8-10 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage and transfer to a bowl; set aside.  To the pan add the artichokes, garlic and asparagus-saute until garlic is tender (2 min).  Add to the pan the broth, wine and sundried tomatoes-boil on med-hi for 8-10 minutes until liquid is reduced a bit.  Meanwhile, cook noodles and drain.

Add pasta and sausage to skillet, toss until sauce is absorbed some (2-3 min). Remove pan from heat.  Stir in cheeses, basil and parsley.  Season with salt and pepper.

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