How to Make Sicilian Pesto Pasta:
- In a pan covered with tinfoil, roast the grape tomatoes with garlic and olive oil for approximately 30 minutes at 350 degrees (F).
- While roasting, blend the basil, oregano, cheese and almonds; slowly add the oil (I usually will save a handful of nuts for added crunch at the end). Once tomatoes are done, mash them for a few seconds, to break them up a bit; add to the pesto.
- Remove casings from Premio sausage and in a pan, fry with the drippings from the tomato pan and olive oil; cook for about 6-7 minutes over high heat (do not overcook!). Combine and finish with lots of red pepper flakes, almonds and sea salt.
Submitted by: Gabrielle C.
Winter Recipe Contest 2014-2015