Pasta With Chicken Liver Sauce
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- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, chopped fine
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3⁄4 lb chicken liver, trimmed, rinsed, and chopped fine
- 2 ounces lean ham, sliced and cut into strips
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 3⁄4 lb spaghetti or 3/4 lb spaghettini
- 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- In a heavy skillet cook the onion, carrot, and garlic in the oil over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened.
- Add the chicken livers and the ham. Cook over moderate heat stirring frequently for 4 minutes. Stir in the wine and boil the mixture until the liquid is reduced by half.
- In a pot of boiling salted water cook the spaghetti until it is "al dente", add 1/2 cup of the pasta water to the liver sauce, drain the spaghetti, and return it to the pot.
- Add the sage and salt and pepper to taste to the sauce and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes to thicken slightly. Stir in the tablespoon of butter.
- Toss the spaghetti in the pot with the sauce and parmesan cheese.
- Buon appetito!
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