Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Soul Pasta - Collard Greens, Hotlinks and Shell Pasta

My daughter and I got home a bit late tonight not due to the closure of the Bay Bridge but because we had to stop by a couple of fabric store to buy a few more materials for my son's halloween costume. I walked in the kitchen and checked out the fridge for some left overs. Nothing was good enough for my eyes nor to feed my husband and 2 grown kids. It's almost 8pm so I needed to cook something very easy. I decided to be creative with whatever items I have so I can feed the rest of the family.

Here is what came out of the items I found in my fridge, freezer and cabinet!

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
- 1 lb bag of medium Shell Pasta

- 1 lb store brand frozen chopped Collard Greens
- 4 pieces of Hot Links sausage sliced
- 4 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1/2 yellow onion chopped
- 6 tbs of olive oil or vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta as directed on the bag or box. While the pasta is cooking, heat the frying pan. Add the oil, after about 1 minute, add the garlic and brown. Add the onions and caramelized (about 3 minutes), add the sliced hot links, stir and cook for about 5 minutes (covered). Stir again and add the collard greens. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep stirring until the ice melts from the greens. Add 1 cup of water and let boil to cook for 10 minutes making sure the juice doesn't evaporate completely. Don't let it dry out.

Put pasta on a plate and top it with the greens and a little bit of the broth. Enjoy! 

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