I don’t think I have ever made anything with bow tie pasta. Gave it a try tonight. It’s really pretty good, easy to handle with a fork-none of the twirling of spaghetti and the “loose ends” that always end up staining my beard with sauce.
The sauce tonight was my usual: Italian sausages cut into discs and sauteed with onions and minced garlic, a can of diced tomatoes, another can of tomato puree, dried oregano and basil, salt and pepper. Tonight I also used some minced yellow bell pepper and some dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and then sliced. Occasionally I add some minced carrots. The mushrooms did add a different taste note, a kind of “earthy” flavor for lack of proper vocabulary. No, that doesn’t mean it tasted like dirt, LOL.
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