This week for the thirty-first recipe I've made forThirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book I made Conchiglie alla Salsiccia (Shells with Sausage and Cream), on page 160.
The ingredient list: onion, butter, sausage, cream, salt, pepper, conchiglie or fusilli, and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. I also tossed a little fresh parsley on top to make it look pretty as I was in a mood to have it look pretty since sausage and pasta alone don't look all that exciting.
This is clean-out-freezer-frig-pantry week/month here...bits and pieces of things that are hanging around and need to be used, i.e. part of a box of this pasta, part of a package of sausage in the freezer, and an onion that was screaming to be used sooner rather than later. I love this book of recipes, I can almost always survey the ingredients I have on hand and match it with one of the recipes.
It was delicious, not a lot of butter and cream in it, so it is lighter than you would think, and the freshly grated cheese makes it taste fresh. Mark loves sausage, so he was happy that half a recipe made enough for us to eat and for him to take for lunch tomorrow. Definitely a repeat.
Margaret also participated this week, here's her post.
If you like the looks and sounds of it, buy the book as I am a believer in encouraging people to support the authors who put together these fabulous books by buying a copy, so you won't find the recipes posted from this book here. (Buy it, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to locate, it's not pricey, and there are photos of almost all the recipes.)