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Bold wines match up to flavor-packed quick pasta dinner

2017
31 May
2017-05-31 00:00:00
2017-05-31 00:00:00

Bold wines match up to flavor-packed quick pasta dinner

Italian sausage, fennel, thyme. All flavorful ingredients alone. But togetherthey make a pasta dish you'll want to add to your regular roster. A good dose of cream brings it all together, with fresh thyme adding an aromatic accent.For all that, you'll want a wine as richly nuanced.


MAKE THIS

Penne with fennel and sausageBrown 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed, in a large skillet, breaking up the pieces with a wooden spoon, about 7 minutes. Transfer sausage to a bowl.Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet; stir in 1 large bulb fennel, cut into 1/4-inch thick sticks. Season with salt. Cook until softened, 8 minutes. Stir in 1/2cup dry white wine; cook to reduce by half. Add 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves and reserved sausage. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly. Toss with 1 pound cooked penne and 1/4 cup choppedKalamata olives. Makes: 6 servings. Recipe by: Joe Gray

DRINK THIS

Pairings by sommelier Rachael Lowe of Spiaggia, as told to Michael Austin:
2012 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe La Crau Chateauneuf du PapeBlanc, Rhone Valley, France: From old-vine vineyards, this white wine iscomposed of clairette, grenache blanc, bourboulenc and roussanne. The wineshows aromas of golden apples, Bosc pear, honey, macadamia nut and a hintof smoke, finishing on a waxy note. The viscous, rich texture will be a greatcomplement to the creamy nature of the dish, while also wrapping around thevegetal and meat components.

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