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Very easy 25 min4 ServesLow

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Linguine with sausage and saffron, an authentic Apulian classic, is a quick and very tasty dish. Its preparation is very simple, while its taste is truly exceptional. For its realization you can use the classic beef sausage, or if you want a more flavorful one, pork or Norcia are good options too, and if you prefer a spicy one, the “Salciccia Calabrese Piccante”, is also fine.

Let’s move on to the recipe now – fasten your apron!

IngredientsQuantity
Linguine400 g
Onion2
Sausage360 g
White wine200 ml
ParsleyA few leaves
Saffron4 sachets
Extra virgin olive oilTo taste
SaltTo taste
PepperTo taste

Preparation method

  • First let’s prepare the base for the sauce
    • In a pan, put a drizzle of oil, the chopped or thinly sliced ​​onion and the sausage, without the casing, and crumbled quite finely.
    • Brown in a pan for a few minutes, adding a pinch of salt and pepper.
    • When the meat is almost completely cooked, add the white wine and simmer until almost all the liquids have evaporated. Turn off and set aside.
  • At this point we have take care of the linguine and saffron
    • Cook the linguine in abundant salted water.
    • Take 1-2 ladles of cooking water, put it in a small bowl and melt the saffron sachets in it.
    • Drain the pasta al dente, but always keep aside more cooking water, which you can use to finish cooking the pasta in the pan.
  • Now it is a question of mixing everything
    • Pour the pasta into the pan with the sauce, turn on the heat and add the water in which you dissolved the saffron.
    • Stir constantly to mix the ingredients, until all the water you have added is almost completely absorbed.
    • If the spaghetti need a few more minutes of cooking, add a few more spoonfuls of water and let it absorb.
    • Adjust at the end of salt and pepper and finish with a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley.

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