Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Pasta for The Pines at Fire Island

A Pasta for The Pines at Fire Island

The Pines is to gay people what Israel is to Jews,” Andrew Kirtzman, a longtime Pines resident (and real estate developer), said recently. “It’s the spiritual homeland. There’s just a sense of history in the air, almost tangible but not quite. You just feel like you’re part of some kind of grand creation meant solely for gays.”

This year the Pines marks the 60th anniversary of its founding. Many of the homes and businesses on the island have been or are in the process of being rebuilt after being destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
So here slave turns out a pasta dish to honor them.


2 lbs Plum Tomatoes, halved lengthwise
3 Tbs. Olive Oil, divided
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
8 oz Uncooked Mostacholi
2 cups Fresh Broccoli Florets
13.5oz Andouille Sausage, cut into ½" slices
½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
½ Grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese


1. Toss the tomatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, garlic and salt.

2. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with foil. Place the tomatoes, cut side down.

3. Bake at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until tender and let cool.

4. Chop the roasted tomatoes and sit aside.

5. Cook the pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 4 minutes.

6. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, warm up the sausage in the oil that has drained off of the roasted tomatoes, about 4 minutes
7. Add pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer.

8. Stir in tomatoes and heat through.

9. Drain pasta - broccoli mixture; toss with sausage mixture.

10. Stir in the grated cheese and sprinkle some on top.

Serve with warm garlic bread for a great luncheon or light dinner when plans for the night include dancing! ;-)

slave gets such a kick out of serving my Master Indy.

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F315Y4I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vAT4sb0934RTM via @amazon

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