Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pappardelle with Broccoli Rabe Sausage in Tomato, Butter and Onion Sauce

Okay that is one long title for a blog post. I could have left out the Pappardelle but it was amazing. I purchased it at Bogatti's on East 187th Street on Thursday.
They took the fresh noodles and hand cut them to the size I wanted. Wow!

The Broccoli Rabe Sausage, yes sausage with Broccoli Rabe in it, was from Peter's Meat Market on Arthur Avenue. I was amazed when I saw it in the meat case and was amazed when I tasted it. A little spice which was the perfect.

And the sauce. Such a perfect sauce. If you make this there is no reason to buy jarred sauce. Okay I do have a jar of sauce just in case but this is better than anything you can ever buy. A 2 pound can of tomatoes, 5 tablespoons of butter and an onion cut in two. After the sauce cooked and I pureed the onions in the sauce I added the sausage, which I had browned in a little olive oil in a saute pan. Click here for the only Tomato Sauce recipe you will ever need.

Tonight's dinner summed up why I cook the way I do. Why I take time to make homemade sauce. Why I get excited about hand cut pasta and Broccoli Rabe Sausage. Chris thoroughly enjoyed dinner. He loved the sauce. He loved the pasta. He even loved the Broccoli Rabe Sausage. Good food. Good wine. Good company. That's a lot to be thankful for.

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