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The Arborist Pairings Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Spaghetti
  • ½ tsp Olive oil
  • ½ lb Italian sausage, skinned, cut into 1/2 in pieces
  • 6 oz Mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 Small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 Can tomatoes, chopped (16 oz)
  • ½ cup Vina Robles The Arborist
  • ½ tsp Salt and pepper, pluse 1-2 tbsp salt for pasta water
  • 3 oz Black pit-less olives, cut in half
  • 1 Bunch basil, coarsely chopped
  • 3 oz Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. 1

    Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente (firm to the bite); drain.

  2. 2

    Heat olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add sausage and fry for 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Reduce heat, dab up fat with paper towel and add a little oil if necessary. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic and sweat slowly while stirring for approximately 2 minutes over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and the wine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer over low heat for approximately 10 minutes.

  3. 3

    Pour yourself a glass of Vina Robles The Arborist.

  4. 4

    Add the cooked sausage, the olives and the basil. Make sure everything is heated through.

  5. 5

    Serve sauce over spaghetti immediately in deep bowls. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

  6. 6

    Hint: Use your favorite pasta instead of spaghetti.

  7. 7

    Hint: Substitute Italian sausage with diced chicken breast.

  8. 8

    Hint: Use other fresh herbs instead of basil (parsley, oregano, chives).

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