Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

    Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce


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    About this recipe: This is a hearty, flavour-packed sauce that goes perfectly with any freshly cooked pasta. It's flavoured with roasted red peppers, anchovies and Italian sausages.

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 125g roasted red peppers
    • 25g chopped fresh basil
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 1 pinch dried sage
    • 1 pinch onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • salt to taste
    • 1 tablespoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth
    • 2 anchovy fillets
    • 2 (400g) tins whole plum peeled tomatoes, chopped
    • 350g tomato puree
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 1 tablespoon dried chives
    • 1 cube chicken stock
    • 340g mild Italian sausages
    • 340g spicy Italian sausages
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. In a large saucepan, saute garlic, onion and roasted peppers in 2 tablespoons olive oil until onions turn golden brown. Stir in fresh basil and blend well. Add ground black pepper, ground white pepper, cayenne pepper, ground sage, onion powder, parsley, oregano and salt. Stir until well blended. If desired, add MSG. Stir in chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until tomato puree has liquefied.
    2. Add bay leaf, fennel seeds, chives, stock cube and if desired, anchovy fillets and vermouth. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
    3. Meanwhile, in a separate frying pan, brown sausages in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Using medium heat, cover and let cook for 15 minutes. At the completion of cooking time, remove sausages from pan and cut into 2.5cm pieces. Add to the sauce.
    4. Cover sauce and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Stir occasionally and serve warm.

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