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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Catenzaro Italian Spaghetti & Sausage

Here it is. The coveted Catenzaro spaghetti. This is the real deal. My husband's grandfather brought this recipe with him from Italy and it is a Catenzaro family favorite, requested by many. I'll be shot and hanged for posting the recipe, so you better appreciate what I'm doing for you. Just kidding. :)

Don't be surprised by how easy the recipe is, and how few ingredients there are. In speaking with people who have lived in Italy (I'm not one of the lucky ones), American-Italian food is much different from real authentic Italian food. Americans may call real Italian food 'bland.' However, do not fret. This spaghetti is scrumptious. Enjoy!


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ingredients
1 pkg (or 2!) Granato's Hot Italian Style sausage (imported from Italy)
12 oz tomato paste
2 cans tomato sauce + 1-2 cans water
1 can diced tomatoes
1.5-2 pkgs of spaghetti noodles
instructions
Preheat oven to 190.
Brown sausage links in a skillet. Do not cook, just brown. Remove browned sausage links from skillet and slice 1-2 inches in thickness (see pic). Add to dutch oven. Add tomato paste, sauce (+ water), and diced tomatoes. Stir. Place dutch oven in 190 degree oven. Cook for 4-5 hours.
Add cooked noodles. Serve with hot garlic bread. Mmmm.

4 comments:

ariel said...

i don't have a dutch oven, so i guess i'll have to come to your house to try it :)

ariel said...

p.s. i like your pictures. who knew sausage could be so pretty?

p.p.s. we totally do have the same cheapo white plates!

jakenapril said...

you know that now that this has been posted i have to make it. so, so good. and we smiths sure love spaghetti! especially the authentic and absolutely amazing coveted catenzaro family recipe. mmmm! my mouth is watering already.
thanks, gina!

Gina Louise said...

p.s. you can get the amazing granato's sausage from GRANATO's across from Walmart on 1300 South.