For this edition of Presto Pasta Night I've once again gone the filled pasta route and selected these Tortelli di Patate Mugellani
and because they have quite a mild flavour, I've teamed them with a rather special local dried sausage called Salsiccia di Cinta Senese
These artisan sausages are made from the Cinta Senese breed of pigs. They are made in these small bocconcini sizes and are quite firm, akin to a salami. I have enjoyed them served on an antipasto platter, sliced in half and lightly cooked so it's just heated through.
I'm not going to add too much more to form the sauce - just onion and fresh tomatoes as there is enough flavour in the sausage.
Tortelli di Patate con Salsiccia and Pomordori/Potato Tortelli with Sausage and Tomato
fresh Tortelli di Patate
1 red onion, finely sliced
2 Salsiccia di Cinta Senese, diced
3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
Place a little oil and butter in a skillet over a medium heat and when the butter has melted add the onion. Cook until the onion has softened and started to colour. Add the diced sausage and cook until coloured then add the diced tomatoes.
Turn the heat down and let this simmer until the tomatoes have reduced to form a thick sauce.
Add the drained Tortelli to the skillet and toss to combine.
Place the Tortelli onto your plate and sprinkle over with just a little finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.
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