*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    Asparagus, Sausage And Pepper Pasta
 
 Recipe By     : Jack Ligon
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : **Posted To Recipelu
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      Tablespoons   olive oil
    1 1/2  Cups          finely chopped yellow onions
    4      Cloves        garlic -- finely chopped
    2                    green bell peppers -- diced
    2                    yellow bell peppers -- diced
    2      Pounds        turkey sausage links
    1      Cup           white wine
   28      Ounces        canned Italian plum tomatoes
    2      Teaspoons     dried oregano
                         or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
      1/4  Teaspoon      black pepper
      1/4  Teaspoon      crushed dried red pepper flakes
    2      Pounds        rigatoni
    1      Pound         asparagus
 
 Heat olive oil in medium-size saucepan. sauté onions and garlic until onions are
  transparent and garlic is slightly browned. Add red and yellow peppers and sau
 té for about 5 minutes, or until peppers begin to soften. Set aside. In a large,
  heavy - bottomed pot, brown sausages, one pound at a time, cooking each batch 
 approximately 20 minutes. Remove from pot, drain on paper towel, and cut into 1
 /4-inch slices. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pot and, over medium he
 at, stir in white wine, mixing well with scrapings from bottom of the pot. Add 
 onion, garlic and pepper mixture. Stir in plum tomatoes, oregano, black pepper,
  crushed red-pepper flakes and sausage slices. Simmer uncovered for 25 minutes.
  Boil water for rigatoni and begin cooking it. In the last 8 minutes of the coo
 king time for the sauce, add asparagus and continue to simmer 8 minutes, or unt
 il asparagus is tender. Drain rigatoni and serve with sauce. 
 
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 NOTES : Italian spices, sausage, bell peppers, asparagus, wine and tomatoes coo
 ked into a sauce and served over rigatoni. A full meal from Viki Lawrence, talk
  show host.
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