So you don't know what Presto Pasta Night is? Let me explain. PPN, as it's commonly referred to, is the brain child of Ruth Daniels from Once Upon a Feast. It's a blog event that focuses on...you guessed it: Pasta!
How can you take part in this wonderful event? It's easy. Cook up some pasta, blog about it and then send me a link to your post by Thursday, Oct. 27th. (email@example.com) I will add your post to the round up that will go live here on Friday morning.
Easy Peasy...and speaking of peas. Here's a nice pasta recipe to get you thinking.
Pasta with Sausage & Peas
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Italian sausage links
1 garlic clove, sliced thin
1 cup frozen peas
Fresh mint, chopped
½ lb. pasta
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Remove sausage from casing and crumble.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente.Add sausage to oil and cook until brown. Add garlic, paste and crushed red pepper to pan in 3 separate piles. Cook until brown and fragrant then mix together.Season with salt and pepper.
Add peas and a small amount of pasta water to the sausage mixture and cook for about 3 minutes. When the pasta is cooked add to pan and mix. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and some fresh chopped mint.