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Serendipity Sauce

fennel saus pasta sauce servedSometimes the best dishes are made in a rush with just a few simple ingredients. That happened last night. A bunch of parsley, a tired head of broccoli, a can of tomatoes and some hastily defrosted pork and fennel seed sausages sauced a bowl of delicious gluten free pasta. Topped with grated parmagiana reggiano and washed down with a glass of wine, our dinner was a feast!

 

4 best quality pork & fennel seed sausages

1 teaspoon fennel seedsfennel saus pasta sauce ingreds

1 can crushed tomatoes

4 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup chopped parsley

Salt pepper and sugar to taste

1 head of broccoli cut into flowerettes

Remove the sausage from the casings. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sizzle the fennel seeds for a few minutes. Crumble the sausage into the pan and brown the meat, breaking up any clumps with the back of a wooden spoon. If the sausages are particularly fatty you may need to drain off the fat before adding the tomatoes. Cook the sauce until thick, season with salt pepper and a little sugar. Remove from the heat, stir in the parsley and spoon over the pasta.

While the sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the time specified by the manufacturer. Add the broccoli flowerettes for the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain, and serve topped with sauce and parmagiana reggiano cheese.

fennel saus pasta sauce cooking copy

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

15 comments on “Serendipity Sauce

  1. marymtf
    June 22, 2013

    It was serendipity indeed.

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    • ladyredspecs
      June 22, 2013

      Did you make it?

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      • marymtf
        June 23, 2013

        Not yet. But I’ve got it on my Sandra’s recipes on my desktop for future reference. I just liked the name you gave it, serendipity meaning a happy accident.

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  2. Fig & Quince
    June 17, 2013

    Looks yum! Serendipity: the cook’s best little helper 😉

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  3. ohlidia
    June 17, 2013

    Don’t you just love fennel seed sausage? Yumm! Beautiful sauce!

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  4. Mimi
    June 16, 2013

    Great dish, as usual!

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  5. ChgoJohn
    June 16, 2013

    This dish sounds fantastic, with several great flavors in one dish! It pretty much typifies why pasta is my “go to” meal. No matter what I’ve in the fridge or cupboard, I can figure out some sort of pasta. Graned, most aren’t of the same caliber as your tasty meal here but I’ll leave the table satisfied. 🙂

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  6. tinywhitecottage
    June 16, 2013

    My kind of pasta dish! I love these throw together sauces and also love the simplicity of yours! Well, honestly, I am always impressed with your creativity and outcome. 🙂

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    • ladyredspecs
      June 16, 2013

      ……and I yours! You flatter me. I’ve come the full circle with cooking, I’ve cooked through the huge change in food in Australia from basic English fare in the 1960s to nouvelle cuisine and mismatched fusions. It’s back to fresh, natural and simple for me.

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  7. explodyfull
    June 16, 2013

    sausage and broccoli pasta sounds great!

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  8. trixfred30
    June 15, 2013

    Lovely looking result – lots of colours!

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  9. Darya
    June 15, 2013

    Oh, my boyfriend requested pasta with a meat sauce for dinner yesterday, and I made a very similar sauce, minus the broccoli! I was quite delicious, but I am sure the addition of broccoli must be great, I will try it some day!

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    • ladyredspecs
      June 15, 2013

      Hey Darya, great minds think alike. I added the broccoli only because I needed to use it up, but it was a great addition and made the sauce “healthy.”

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