Monday, September 26, 2011

Pasta with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Pears

The other day we went to Sam's Club, and my hubby found some spicy sausages he really wanted, having no idea what to do with these particular sausages, I came home and set out on a search.  This recipe is what I came across.  I liked the idea of it, because it used a pear...and I do love using seasonal ingredients!  This really was good, something different.  The sausage gives it most of it's flavor, so make sure you buy a great sausage!

Pasta with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Pears
From:  Fruit and Veggie Guru

12 oz. fettuccini pasta
1-lbs. spicy chicken sausage, cut into ½” thick slices (we got some habenero with monterey jack ones at Sam's Club)
1 T. olive oil
1 1/2 cups white wine
1 1/2 cups red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 Red Anjou pear, cored and cut into matchstick slices
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Prepare fettuccini according to package instructions.
In large sauté pan over medium heat, sauté sausage in olive oil until sausage is cooked through and browned.  Remove sausage from pan and set aside.
Add peppers to pan and sauté until slightly tender.
Add pears to pan and sauté until heated through but still crisp.  Remove peppers and pears and set aside.
Add wine to the pan and bring to a boil, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  Continue to boil until reduced by half.
Add sausage, peppers and pears to the wine and toss to coat.
In a large serving bowl toss the freshly prepared pasta with the sausage mixture.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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