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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Spaghetti, Burrata and Sausage

No heavy sauce, just pasta, tomatoes, some bright greens, a bit of sausage and fresh, creamy burrata. Summer, I know you're coming soon! 

1/2 lb Italian sausage, mild or hot 
1 lb spaghetti
3/4 cup reserved pasta water
2 tbsps olive oil
pinch red pepper flakes
2 tsps minced garlic
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp honey
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 ball burrata cheese, at room temperature
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tbsps butter
salt and pepper to taste
Fresh basil leaves (wish I'd had some today but had to skip it)
and more baby spinach leaves to garnish

In a large skillet heat the olive oil to medium high. Remove the casings from the sausages and break up in the pan. Cook a few minutes until brown and just cooked through then remove to a plate. Reduce heat to medium low or low and add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir a few seconds before adding the tomatoes and honey. Stir together and cook until tomato skins start to burst. You can also pierce the tomatoes with a knife to release their juices. Cook 10-15 minutes.

While the tomatoes are doing their thing, cook the spaghetti until just a minute or 2 under the time required to cook it. Reserve 3/4 cup pasta water, then drain the spaghetti. Pour the pasta water in with the tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer 2-3 minutes before adding the pasta and sausage and cooking an additional 2 minutes. 

With everything heated through, stir in the spinach, peas, butter and lemon juice and stir together for a couple of minutes.

Serve topped with burrata broken over the top, some fresh baby spinach leaves and salt and pepper to taste. Here's where fresh basil leaves would awesome!
Serves 4-6

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