The last few months has been so hectic, all in a wonderful way of course. Blogging, real estate business, mummy-hood and wifely duties, cooking unfortunately has been last on my priority list. On week-ends I do cook, but mostly we eat out. During the week, I have been spoilt by www.freshdirect.com… they have the most delicious ready-to cook meals. I really must give it a go, cooking more from scratch, that is. What is a time crunched mum like myself to do? I have found the perfect solution, well at least for today .. Nigella Express~ good, food , fast.
The Epicurean Man requested pasta for dinner , I asked him exactly what he had in mind?… he replied ” Get creative!” Italian Sausages in Hot Tomato Sauce with Polenta seemed reasonably easy. Only problem was it called for Marsala? I instantly got confused ” what is that exactly?”.. sounded Indian? Quick trip to the grocery and no luck finding this Marsala. I called my cooking mentor, my amazing mother-in law- Donna ( she knows everything about cooking), she suggested I use the tandoori seasoning I had in my cabinet. Less than forty-five minutes later, the most fragrant, delicious dish… ” very high-end” indeed Nigella. I hope you make this dish, I posted a bunch of pictures along with the recipe.
Italian Sausages in Hot Tomato Sauce with Polenta
1 * 15 ml tablespoon chilli oil
1kg Italian sausages
4 * 15 ml tablespoons Marsala
2 * 340 g jar tomato and chilli sauce
250 ml water
500g instant polenta
chicken stock cube
2* 15 ml tablespoon olive oil
Heat chili oil in pan and add sausages.Fry for about for 5 mins. until they are coloured.
Add marsala and let it bubble for a minute or two, pour in pasta sauce and 250 ml water over the sausages.
Simmer for 15 mins. Meanwhile, make instant polenta using chicken stock, rather than using plain boiling water.
When polenta is cooked, whisk 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Serve immediately.