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Udon Noodles with Sausage and Shrimp

June 10, 2019
  • 1 pound udon noodles, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3 sausage links, casings off and crumbled (I used Korean style sausages)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ pound shrimp, deveined and cleaned
  • Salt

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and keep aside.

Heat a wok like saucepan with the peanut oil. Add the crumbled sausage and sauté on medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the udon noodles and sauce. Bring to a boil and add the shrimp. Mix well, cook for another 2 to 3 minutes till the shrimp is cooked through, adjust the seasonings and serve.

 

Korean Style Noodles with Sausage and Bok Choy

March 6, 2018

We love, love noodles in our house- so I am always experimenting with different flavors. This one is with some Korean flavorings- especially the gochujang paste which is a Korean chili paste. It is delicious and can be used for marinades as well. This dish was yummy!!

  • 12 ounces any style noodles, cooked according to package directions, keep aside
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 4 to 5 sausage links, casings removed and crumbled, I used Asian style pork sausages
  • 2 cups Cremini and Shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 to 5 baby bok choy, chopped, with the whites and greens separated

Gochujang Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons gochujang paste (Korean spicy paste)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 to 4 eggs

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and taste it. Add more paste if more spiciness is desired. Keep aside.

Heat a wok like pan with the peanut oil. Add the sausage and brown on medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Take the sausage out with a slotted spoon. Add the mushrooms and bok choy whites. Saute on medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Return the sausage back to the pan with the noodles. Add the sauce and mix well. Top with the bok choy greens. Mix well and taste for seasonings. Serve with a soft fried egg on top.

Korean style Noodles with Sausage

Sausage Basil Dumplings

March 28, 2017

This is a great way to keep kids busy after school. These are delicious dumplings with yummy Italian flavors… serve it with marinara sauce!

  • 3 sausage links, squeezed out of the casings (any kind of sausages)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • ½ cup basil, chopped
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 pack wonton skins
  • Small bowl with water

Heat a non-stick pan with the olive oil. Add the meat from the sausages and brown for 2 to 3 minutes while separating the meat with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the shallot and garlic. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat. Turn heat off and cool for 10 minutes. Add the chopped basil and keep aside.

Take one wonton skin, wet the edges with a finger. Place one to two teaspoons of filling in the middle.  Fold the wonton skin in half and seal the top while pleating at the same time. Repeat the process using up the remaining filling.

  • ¼ cup olive oil

Heat a frying pan with 1 teaspoon oil. Add enough dumplings making sure not to over crowd. Brown the dumplings on both sides on a medium heat. Add ¼ cup of water to the pan and cover with a lid. Cook the dumplings on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Take the lid off and cook any excess moisture. Transfer the dumplings to a platter and cook the remaining dumplings. Serve with marinara sauce.

 

Baked Sausage and Mushroom Pasta

October 31, 2016

Another one pot meal one can whip up in no time. I played around with marsala wine in this dish to give an extra yummy flavor… really good!

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 to 5 sausage links, casings removed and crumbled (I used with roasted garlic)
  • 1 10 ounce pack Cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup Marsala wine
  • 2 cups fresh tomato sauce, homemade or store bought
  • ½ pound penne, cooked a bit less than al dente
  • ½ cup fresh full fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese, divided in half
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

Heat a wide frying pan with the olive oil. Add the crumbled sausage and cook on a medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of salt and Marsala wine. Stir well and add the tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and add the cooked pasta, ricotta cheese and ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Mix well, turn heat off and check for seasonings. Add parsley, mix well and transfer to an oven-proof dish. Top with the remaining grated cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and turn the broil function on and brown for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes and serve.

Pasta with Sausage with a Pea and Basil Pesto

June 6, 2016

This is delicious way to sneak vegetables into the pasta dish without anyone knowing!!! This is a simple and quick dish to make through the week!

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 to 4 fresh sausage, casings removed and crumbled
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • ½ pound pasta, cooked with 1 cup of pasta water spared
  • Salt

Pea and Basil Pesto

  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive
  • Juice of one lemon

Transfer peas to some boiling water and blanch for 30 seconds and take out. Transfer the pine nuts and garlic to a food processor and give it a few pushes, add the peas, cheese, basil, oil and lemon juice. Process it till the mixture forms a smooth paste. Take out and check for seasonings. Keep aside.

In the meantime, heat a wide skillet with the olive oil and add the crumbled sausage. Saute on medium heat till the sausage is golden brown. Add the onion and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat. Add the cooked pasta with the pasta water and bring to a boil. Add salt as needed and serve the pasta with a dollop of pesto on top.

 

Cauliflower and Sausage Pasta

October 28, 2013

This is one great, yummy way to use the pesto from yesterday. The dish is easy to make and was done in no time…

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 sausage links, whichever ones you like, casings taken off and crumbled
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • ½ pound cooked pasta, with pasta water to spare (about ½ cup)
  • ½ to ¾ cup broccoli rabe and parsley pesto
  • Salt

Heat a frying pan with the olive oil. Add the sausage and cook on a medium high heat, breaking the meat with the back of a wooden spatula for 2 to 3 minutes or till the meat is golden brown. Add the shallots and cauliflower. Saute on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes till the cauliflower is golden brown. Turn heat to low and cover with lid for 5 minutes or till the cauliflower is cooked through. Remove lid and add the cooked pasta. Mix well. Turn heat off and add the pesto and ½ cup pasta water. Mix well and check for seasonings. Add salt and serve.

Linguini with Shrimp and Sausage

July 25, 2012

Linguini with Sausage and Shrimp Another delicious pasta. Shrimp and sausage is a great combination..

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken sausage links, sliced
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • Salt
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked pasta

Heat a wide frying pan with olive oil. Add the sausage and brown on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Take out and keep aside. Add the shallots, garlic and rosemary. Saute on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for a minute. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and add the sausage. Cook with the lid for about ten minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for 4 to 5 minutes making sure not to over cook. Add salt and parsley. Serve with pasta.