Something that I like doing is experimenting with classic pasta dishes. It’s winter here down under at the moment and having a spicy kick in a pasta dish is just what I’ve been craving for on the very cold nights we have been having. So I came up with this easy spicy Italian sausage recipe.
I’ve also been on a vegan/vegetarian alternative hunt lately too. As much as I like to get my meat fix, I also don’t want to leave Bec out either. I want her to experience a meat dish that I want to cook. Even though I’m not a vegetarian, I still try to make my recipes suitable for her as well.
With the massive variety out there today for plant based meats, I guarantee that if I just gave you a bowl of this pasta dish, you wouldn’t not know that you were not eating meat. You can get a good great vegan/vegetarian grocer. If you’re a meat eater, then a good spicy Italian sausage like nduja is perfect. And for those who aren’t a big fan of spice but still want that Italian taste, I would go for pisto sausage.
The penne pasta is perfect to hold the spicy sauce created from the sausage, capers, tomatoes and is balanced with the lemon & lime juices.