Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Penne with Smoked Sausage

Smoked sausage was always a great fall tradition in my family, I recall a tonne of pork meat at home being run through a mincer and coming out of a sausage funnel into a lamb intestine. Then my grandma would prick the sausage and take it out into the backyard and smoke them for hours in the backyard chimney for what felt like days. Smoked sausage is a memory I always cherish as it brought the family together and boy was it yummy when it was done.

I hope to one day carry on the family tradition but for now, the local butchers have all the smoked sausage you need in a variety of flavours from mild to spicy hot. I am not much of a pasta eater but when I do go with pasta its usually penne but you can use just about any type of pasta with this dish, so throw in your favourite.
A wok or large deep skillet is the choice of pan I would go with but you can also use a large pot to cook and mix the sausage with other ingredients.

Inspired by Family


Penne with Smoked Sausage Recipe
Servings: 4  Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 1/2 cups of penne
1 large smoked sausage, cut into coins then halved
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 cup of frozen sweet peas
1 cup of BBQ sauce
1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup of hot sauce
1 tbsp of marjoram leaves
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/4 tsp of sea salt
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (optional)


1- Cook penne as per package instructions.
2- Heat olive oil in large deep skillet on low/medium heat.
3- Add sausage, garlic, onions and peas, cook for 4 minutes, stirring regularly.
4- Add BBQ sauce, hot sauce, worcestershire sauce and marjoram leaves, cook for 4 minutes, stirring regularly.
5- Drain pasta and add penne to skillet, season with salt and cook for 2 minutes, stirring to mix well.
6- Sprinkle parmesan cheese on pasta if using and cook for one more minute.
7- Enjoy !!!