Thursday, February 17, 2011

Andoullie Chicken with Red Pear & Red Peppers over Fettuccinie with a White Wine Sauce





















Spring is coming!  Thetemperature here in North Texas is warming up, it's been  80 degrees the last couple days!  Being so I was inspired to cook with some fruit.  I recently tried a Pear and Gorgonzola Ravioli that was amazing!  I liked it so much that I had to find a recipe featuring pear.  I did a little snooping around and found one that sounded interesting and delicious not to mention simple!

USA Pears.com has a wide selection of recipes from beverage, deserts, mains and everything between.  I chose to do this one because it just sounded good to me.  I liked the idea of a chicken sausage, and as I mentioned before it looked and was simple to prepare.

Here's What You'll Need:

12 ounces of pasta (any type will do!)
1 pound of Andoullie Chicken
1 tablespoon of  olive oil
1 1/2 cups white wine
1 cup red peppers thinly sliced
1 red pear cored and cut into matchstick slices
Parmesan cheese to taste

Get your water heating to a boil. As your water is warming, par boil your sausage, it will be easier to slice into pices. In a large saute pan cook sausage until nice and brown over medium heat. Be sure your sausage is cooked thoroughly! Remove sausage and set aside.
  In the same pan cook your peppers until slightly tender then add your pear.  Heat all the way through but do not over cook, the pear will fall apart if you do.  Remove peppers and pears and set aside with sausage.  Pour your wine into the pan and scrape the drippings from the bottom.  Reduce wine to about half volume and add your sausage, peppers, and pear.  Simmer for a short time and stir to coat your sausage mix.  Your pasta should be done or close to it by this time. 


 That's it!  Plate some pasta and top with your sausage mix, spoon some sauce over it and finish off with the Parmesan cheese.

There are several layers of flavor to this dish.  The peppers complement the pear wonderfully, and the spice of the Andoullie was brought down by all the other ingredients.  It is still one spicy dish though!  I loved it and will be making it again for sure!


Whats your favorite pasta dish?

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3 comments:

  1. CJ - Great stuff. I love working with pear's and wonder why others don't do it more. Here is a blog post from my vlog that you and your readers may find interesting regrading the very issue of pears.

    http://sc.blogs.com/marcs_culinary_compass/2010/10/episode-49.html

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  2. this one really sounds good . I will try for sure

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  3. Thanx for sharing marc! It is a must try!

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