Isn't arugula fabulous? I love the somewhat peppery flavor. Heating it seems to tone down the peppery-ness, but I thought this pasta dish was very good. The original recipe was found on EatingWell.com. Oh, and fusilli is my favorite pasta. It's such a fun shape!
Fusilli with Sausage & Arugula
1 lb whole wheat fusilli
1 lb hot port sausage, casing removed
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups arugula
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup shredded Pecorino Romano
1 tsp ground pepper
olive oil for pan
Cook pasta to desired doneness, drain reserving 2 tbsp of cooking liquid, set aside.
Cook the sausage over medium heat, breaking it into small pieces, until cooked through. Stir in garlic, arugula and tomatoes. Cook until the greens wilt and the tomatoes break down, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
Anyone else loading up on yummy pastas and carbs this season? I just can't get enough lately.