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Foodie Tuesday by Smarty Marty- Rigatoni & Kale

This week Foodie Tuesday idea is Rigatoni & Kale

It's that time of the week where we are bring a recipe idea to you straight outta the kitchen of our beloved contributor Smarty Marty(My sister) and This week delicious delights is a take on Kale and Rigatoni noodles! 

Riggies with Charred Tomatoes, Hot Sausage, Kale and Ricotta

Kale and Sausage

Let's gather up all the needed ingredients 

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pints cherry tomatoes
1 pound hot sausage
2 shallots, chopped
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry sherry or sweet vermouth
1 bunch Tuscan kale, cavolo nero, stemmed and chopped
1 pound rigatoni
2 cups fresh ricotta cheese, sheep or cow’s milk
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
Shaved Pecorino cheese

kale and Sausage

Preparing the ingredients to get ready to be cooked 

Kale and Sausage

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the rigatoni.

Preheat broiler and place a rack in the upper third of oven. Arrange the tomatoes on a baking sheet and toss with a little olive oil. Place under the broiler and char until they burst. 

Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add sausage, brown and crumble. Add shallots and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Stir shallots and garlic into sausage for 2-3 minutes then deglaze with sherry or sweet vermouth. Add kale to pan and wilt into sausage. Add charred tomatoes to sauce.

Cook pasta in salted water to a minute shy of cooking time, reserving a mug of starchy cooking water. Drain rigatoni and toss with sauce and starchy water for a full minute. 

Plate pasta in shallow bowls topped with a fat mound of ricotta, some thyme, a drizzle of EVOO, a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Shred or shave pecorino over the dish and serve.

Recipe by Rachael Ray

kale and Sausage
Kale and Sausage

Cooked and Styled By Smarty Marty

Recipe By :  Rachael Ray 

Foodie Tuesday -Smarty Marty's Independence Day Meal Idea!

Happy 4th of July! On this date lots of folks are enjoying family food and later today fireworks! 

So to get your taste buds watering we are presenting this scrumptious summer meal to you! 

Chicken Wing Kabobs! 

These creative kabobs can be placed on the grill for a delicious non tranditional treat for the 4th! 

chicken Wing Kabobs

Image By Smarty Marty! 

Foodie Tuesday- by Smarty Marty

WE are so excited to team up with Smarty Marty and presents food recipes ideas and beautiful settings to our blog. Smarty Marty is a self trained cooked who's has been cooking delicious delights for a number of years. With raising six children and having a host of nieces nephews and family members she became very creative created home cooked meals and providing healthier options for her family. We are so delighted to add this segment to our blog.

Delicious meal in minutes... Happy Tuesday y'all

Linguine and Clams

Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.  Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add thyme, red pepper, anchovies, and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in wine and clam juice. Add clams; cover and cook 4 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened clam shells. Add cooked pasta, butter, and remaining ingredients to pan; toss well. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add thyme, red pepper, anchovies, and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in wine and clam juice. Add clams; cover and cook 4 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened clam shells. Add cooked pasta, butter, and remaining ingredients to pan; toss well. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Images by Smarty Marty

Images by Smarty Marty