Among the goods I picked up at the final City Centre Market was a beautiful bunch of curly kale from Sundog Organic Farms. I had tried kale for the first time earlier this year in a recipe that didn’t highlight the vegetable very well, and though I probably should have stuck to something simple like sautéing it with some olive oil and garlic, a Giada de Laurentiis recipe caught my eye.
Farfalle with spicy sausage and kale from Everyday Pasta, like most of Giada’s recipes, was really straightforward. The only thing I would have changed in hindsight was roughly chopping the sausage once out of the casings – breaking it up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon didn’t work well at all. The 1/3 cup of cream went a long way to flavouring the sauce, and the parmesan finish helped bring the pasta all together.
And the kale? It didn’t taste like cabbage this time around, and had a nice mild, almost spinach-like flavour. It added some great texture to the dish.
Farfalle with Spicy Sausage and Kale