Thursday, November 01, 2007

Presto Pasta Night #36

For this edition of Presto Pasta Night I've once again gone the filled pasta route and selected these Tortelli di Patate Mugellani

tortelli di patate

and because they have quite a mild flavour, I've teamed them with a rather special local dried sausage called Salsiccia di Cinta Senese

salsiccia di cinta sensese

These artisan sausages are made from the Cinta Senese breed of pigs. They are made in these small bocconcini sizes and are quite firm, akin to a salami. I have enjoyed them served on an antipasto platter, sliced in half and lightly cooked so it's just heated through.

I'm not going to add too much more to form the sauce - just onion and fresh tomatoes as there is enough flavour in the sausage.


Tortelli di Patate con Salsiccia and Pomordori/Potato Tortelli with Sausage and Tomato

fresh Tortelli di Patate
1 red onion, finely sliced
2 Salsiccia di Cinta Senese, diced
3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced

Place a little oil and butter in a skillet over a medium heat and when the butter has melted add the onion. Cook until the onion has softened and started to colour. Add the diced sausage and cook until coloured then add the diced tomatoes.

Turn the heat down and let this simmer until the tomatoes have reduced to form a thick sauce.

Add the drained Tortelli to the skillet and toss to combine.


Place the Tortelli onto your plate and sprinkle over with just a little finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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  1. Haalo, nice pairing of the sausaje with the pasta. If I may, what's in the pasta filling?

  2. Thanks Peter - they have a potato filling, mashed potatoes with a little nutmeg and parmesan.

  3. That sounds wonderful! I love letting the taste of a good sausage shine through - simple is so often best!
    And there's chocolate for dessert!

  4. Fantastic, as usual. The photos are glorious, I'm drooling just looking at everything and I think I can actually smell those sausages. Wish I were there to buy some!

    Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights

  5. That looks so tasty. Nice photos!

  6. this pasta dish looks perfect.

  7. Thanks Katie - oh yes, there's plenty of chocolate for dessert ;)

    Thanks Ruth - they are really special.

    Thanks Kevin!

    Thanks Maybahay!

    Thank you Susan!

  8. Haalo, this is not fair!! :) I want some salsiccia senese too :) :)
    Great combination.

  9. Thanks Chem - it's a pretty good sausage !


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