Penne Rigate con Salsicca
recipe was sent to me by Shirley Cline.
was a great inspiration to me when I first started working
on the idea of creating a recipe and cooking web site.
Not only did she encourage me but she also supplied
a great many recipes and other pieces which are featured
throughout the site. Her great achievement was to teach
me to cook risottos over the internet!
I never had the chance to meet Shirley, or even talk
to her, I regarded her as a good friend. It was with
great sadness that I learnt that she passed away in
Autumn 2004 and that there would be no more emails.
I think she will be sadly missed by a lot of people
like me to whom she gave such pleasure with the sharing
or her recipes. The pleasure my children have had from
her recipe for Strawberries
with Balsamic Vinegar and Mint - not to mention
the fights for seconds - has been a joy to behold.
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped (do not
1 lb Italian sausage
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
2/3 cup white wine (only one you would drink)
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
Freshly ground black pepper
13 oz penne
3/4 cup freshly grated good quality
the butter and gently fry the onion and garlic.
the skin from the sausages and break up the meat with
a fork. Add to the pan and gently fry until well browned.
the rosemary, and the wine and cook slowly for 10
the nutmeg, cloves, and salt and pepper.
cook pasta according to directions (al dente) and
with the sausage mixture and Parmesan cheese.