I would have many dishes to relate of the Neapolitan traditions that combine taste and flavour. But on the other hand, Naples is one of the cities in the world richest in history and tradition and each of its angles and each of its people has something special to tell.
I must admit most of the Campania and Neapolitan dishes are all abundant and full-bodied dishes and one of the dishes that I eat that has really the most taste is Pasta with Sausage and Peppers … I assure you a plentiful but very good dish.
In practice, with such a dish you will eat a first and a second together. I leave you my family’s recipe:
Recipe of Pasta with Sausage and Peppers
ingredients for 4 people:
- pasta 320 gr
- sausage 500 gr
- caciocavallo / pecorino / parmesan cheese 100 gr
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- half a glass of white or red wine according to your taste
- 1 clove of garlic
- extra virgin olive oil as required
- salt and pepper as required
First of all, for the preparation it is essential to wash the peppers well with running water, in order to eliminate soil residues and above all remove the end (the stalk) and all the white fibres. Then cut the peppers in order to set them aside.
Peel the onion, then cut it finely and put it together with the extra virgin olive oil in a pan on the stove over high heat. When the onion has reached a golden colour, add the sausage reduced to chunks. Obviously let it cook for a few minutes and then you can blend it with red wine or white wine according to taste.
When the wine has evaporated, add the sausage in the peppers you have set aside, add salt and pepper. Then pour in the tomato puree and cook for about 15 minutes, covering the pan with a lid.
Meanwhile, in another pot of salted water, let the pasta (fusilli or rigatoni) boil.
Obviously, drain the pasta a few minutes before the cooking time indicated on the package, then drain the pasta and pour it directly into the pan together with the sausage and peppers and stir a few minutes with a wooden spoon to let everything mix.
When everything is blended we can serve our sausage, peppers and pasta and we can add a grated pecorino, caciocavallo or parmesan cheese on top depending on what we prefer.