Sweep wrote: al_yrpal wrote:
I sometimes use really cheapo Aldi pasta sauce to which we add sweated onions ..... a
Italians wouldnt be able to make such a nice dish because along with most of Europe, their sausages are crap
Although I sometimes add a few bits of chopped Chorizo.
Pray tell al, how do you make an onion sweat? Does it involve being nice to it in some sort of sensual way or are threats involved?
Bit of a generalisation about the sausages maybe?
all the best
Put them in a frying pan? Recently I have been making my own pasta sauces using tinned tomatoes, onion garlic etc. I often add a lot of turmeric which is apparently a powerful antioxident.
As for sausages, having visited lots of European countries I honestly havent eaten anything that beats the good old British Banger. However, I do like Chorizo and use it in meals often. Polish stuff is dull, french garlic sausage is very nice in slices, Toulouse sausages are pretty tasteless. Nothing to touch the Banger that I have tasted so far. They are all quite different, but less satisfying at the heart of a meal. One of our favourites is sweated onion, courgette, peppers, mange tout, pasta, pasta sauce and chopped up cooked Bangers! An insult to Italy!
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