Tuesday Menu – Delicata Squash, Fried Sage and Chicken Sausage Pasta, Salad
Farm Share Produce – Delicata Squash, Salad Mix, Tomatoes, Carrots
Other Local Produce – Sage from our garden
Delicata Squash, Fried Sage, and Chicken Sausage Pasta
Based on http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Butternut-Squash-and-Fried-Sage-Pasta-357109
8 oz. penne
1 T olive oil
8 sage leaves
4 links of chicken sausage, Italian style, sliced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 Delicata Squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
Salt and Pepper
Parmesan for sprinkling
Cook penne as directed on package. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Reserve pasta.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry sage, turning once, until crisp on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a paper towel.
Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft and golden, about 3 minutes. Add sausage slices to the pan and brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes. Add squash, 3/4 cup water, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until squash softens, about 15 minutes.
Add reserved pasta to squash mixture; stir over low heat, adding some reserved cooking water if necessary, until pasta is coated, about 1 minute. Serve, garnished with cheese and sage.