Cavatelli With Sardinian Meat Sauce

Recipe by dicentra
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large deep frying pan or Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat.
  • Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat with a fork, until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to moderately low and add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the pan. Stir in the onion and garlic.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, mint, parsley, water, salt, and 1 pinch of the saffron. Simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the cavatelli with the remaining pinch saffron until just done, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Drain the cavatelli and toss with the meat sauce, the basil, the reserved pasta water, and the cheese.
  • Serve with additional Pecorino Romano.
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