Pasta with Linguica and Peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 links linguica removed from their casings
1 big pinch red pepper flakes
1 jar of your favorite simple spaghetti sauce
1 cup frozen peas
freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano
Put your pasta water on.
Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the linguica, onions and garlic
and cook, breaking the sausage apart with a wooden spoon, until the sausage is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
Cook the pasta to the manufacturers directions.
Stir in the spaghetti sauce and peas. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes or so.
When the pasta is done, drain. Stir some of the meat mixture into the pasta and turn out into a bowl. Pour the rest of the mixture on the pasta and top with plenty of freshly grated cheese.
This one got rave reviews!