THIS IS SOOO EASY. IT’S SUPER QUICK, AND IT DOESN’T REQUIRE TOO MANY INGREDIENTS (MUSIC TO MOST EARS).
I saw King Gordon Ramsay do this on the tele once (love him or hate him, Gordon has some brilliant recipes). I came back from a trip, jet-lagged and hungry, so I decided to give this a go.
The flavor of the sausages dictate how your bolognese will taste, so choose your favorite ones. You can go vegetarian of course, using vegan sausages.
HERE’S MY TAKE:
- Olive oil, for frying
- 1 small onion, peeled and finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 2-3 good quality sausages (I used 2 beef with spices, 1 tofu with tomato and basil. Use vegan, if you want to take the vegetarian route.)
- handful of spaghetti (or any pasta, you like)
- 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 green chilli, sliced (optional)
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve
*Don’t forget to scroll down for your Savory Sounds cooking soundtrack.
- Put the pasta in salted water. Prepare as per packet instructions.
- Heat a large frying pan and add a little olive oil. Sweat off the onions. Add the garlic for another 2 minutes or until the onion is softened. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
- Remove the skins from the sausages and crumble into the frying pan. Break up the sausage meat as you fry.
- When the sausage is browned, add the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. (Be careful not to over-season. Some sausages are already salty.)
- Add a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water to the bolognese mix. The starch thickens the sauce and helps it stick to the pasta.
- Drain the pasta. Add the pasta directly to the pan with the sauce. Toss well.
- Serve hot with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
This is perfect for when you’re short of time but still want a good meal!
SINCE I WAS SO TIRED I COULD BARELY TALK WHEN I COOKED THIS, I THOUGHT THIS SONG WAS APT: “TIRED OF TALKING”.
The lyrics have a different connotation, but this is a great tune by Swedish artist LEON. It’s got a smooth, folksy groove, perfect for lazy days.
This track has a similar feel, from Tel Aviv band Lola Marsh. Lovely lyrics too.