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Kale and Sausage Penne with Lemon Cream Sauce March 14, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

Lemon cream sauce. Cooked. I have never mastered not curdling this combination and today was no different with this recipe. While the texture wasn’t the best, the taste was great. We used our homemade sausage.

 

Ingredients:

  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 bunch kale, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 12 cups half and half
  • 13 cup grated Parmesan
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. dried penne pasta
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped parsley, for garnish

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Directions:

Heat oil in a 6-qt saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion and red chile flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add sausage, and cook, using a wooden spoon to break it up into small pieces until browned, 16 to 18 minutes. Add kale, season with salt and pepper, and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add half and half and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally until reduced by a third, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in Parmesan, juice and zest, nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper; set aside and keep warm.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally until al dente, 8 to 9 minutes. Drain, reserving 14cup cooking water; add both pasta and water to reserved sauce and cook about 5 minutes more. Serve garnished with parsley.
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