Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Pasta with Baby Arugula and Italian Sausage
4-6 cups cooked pasta
3 tablespoons extra virgin oil
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 small carrot chopped
1/2 celery stock chopped
1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
4 cups canned tomatoes
2 Italian sausages (casing removed)
1/2 cup red wine
4 cups baby arugula
In a skillet heat the oil and saute the onions for about 3-4 minutes.Add the garlic, carrots and celery. Continue cooking for and additional 2-3 minutes. Brown the small pieces of the sausages with the vegetables.
Stir in the tomato paste and continue cooking for a minute or so. Pour in the red wine and allow to reduce before adding the tomatoes.
Pour in the tomatoes and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Toss in the cooked pasta and the arugula. The arugula will only take a minute to wilt and it is ready to serve.