Dinner Tonight

I feel like I have been rocking the awesome food lately what with salmon at Paivi’s Sunday night and our awesome Mexican Monday yesterday.  Tonight I have cooked for myself (which granted means that this is kind of a one man, slightly vain, claim of deliciousness) a rather tasty dish.  The ingredients are as follows:

  • Two Italian sausages removed from casing and broken up (I used hot though I assume mild or sweet would be okay too — I just like spicy food)
  • Half an eggplant
  • Half a bell pepper (I used a green pepper because that is what I had in the fridge) 
  • Half a white onion
  • One carrot
  • One stick of celery
  • One medium sized tomato 
  • A lot of garlic (at best guess I would say about four cloves worth — dragon breath insues)
  • Decent shakes of dried oregano, basil, and black pepper
  • About half a cup of tomato sauce
  • A Splash of red wine (I used a Cabernet Sauvignon but probably any red would work — I don’t know I do not have a very developed wine palette)
  • Pasta (I used rotini but, again, I am sure any kind would work fine)
  • Some feta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese

The cooking was rather simple.  Cooked the sausage for a little bit first with about half of the garlic.  Once a decent amount of drippings were gathered I added the onions and carrots.  I let everything cook a little longer before adding the rest of the vegetables, the herbs, the tomato sauce, and the splash of wine.  I then covered the pan and let it simmer for about fifteen or twenty minutes.

I served in a bowl with the pasta on the bottom with a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella, then the sausage eggplant jazz and then some feta and parmesan.  I had a glass of the Cabernet Sauvignon while I ate.  Yummy yummy.

~ by Nathaniel on April 29, 2008.

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