Pasta with Chard and Hot Italian Sausage
1 Hot Italian Sausage, par boiled, skinned and chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1/2 White Onion, Chopped
1/2 bunch Rainbow Chard, washed and Chiffonaded
Stems from one bunch Rainbow Chard, Washed and Chopped
Crushed Red Chili Flakes
1/2 Bay Leaf
1 Cup Pomi Strained Tomatoes
Method: Heat water for pasta. Heat a large saute pan. Add Olive Oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When it is hot, add garlic and briefly toss until fragrant. Add Chard Stems, Onions, Red Chile Flakes, Dry Marjoram, Dry Thyme, and Bay Leaf. Reduce heat, cover, and cook until onions are clear. Add wine, reduce until syrupy. Add tomato, sausage, fresh Marjoram, and chard leaves. Adjust salt to taste. Drop Pasta and cook until al dente. Drain pasta and add to sauce, with some pasta water if the sauce is too reduced. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
This is actually one of my favorite winter pasta dishes.