Sausage and rocket penne
Vegetables / Winter / Adelaide Lucas / Serves: 4

2 tbsp olive oil
500 gm pork and fennel sausages, skins removed
1 Spanish onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1-2 small red chillies, thinly sliced
50 gm (2 tbsp) tomato paste
125 ml (½ cup) dry red wine
320 gm penne
50 gm rocket leaves
finely grated pecorino (to serve)


We used Merguez lamb sausages.


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Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add sausage and cook over high heat, breaking up the sausage with the back of a spoon, until brown (3 minutes).
Add onion, garlic and chilli and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is soft (3-5 minutes).
Add tomato paste, stir to combine, then add wine and cook until evaporated (3-4 minutes).
Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Meanwhile, cook penne in boiling salted water until al dente, drain, add to sausage mixture with rocket, season to taste, and toss to combine.
Serve scattered with pecorino.