Jan 24, 2011

Vegetarian Swedish Meal Time

If you haven't seen any of Swedish Meal Time's videos, you should check them out on youtube asap. Hilarious. But, the meals include meat. Lots of it. Despite that, I still got really hungry after watching the Spaghetti Explosion video. So I decided to make my own vegetarian version in response.

  • pasta- preferably spaghetti, but I didn't have any so I used orecchiette.
  • vegetarian ground sausage - I like Gimme Lean brand
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped (I used tomato paste because I also didn't have any tomatoes)
  • olive oil
  • safflower, sunflower, or other high heat oil
  • milk (I was tempted to use soy milk, but I just decided it wouldn't taste right) I also used a little heavy whipping cream because I thought I should fatten the recipe up just a little.
  • salt/pepper
  • dried basil
  • garlic salt
  • sugar
**Forgive me. Once again I don't have exact measurements. I just add ingredients until it seems right.

To Make:
  • Add olive oil and salt to water. Boil. Add pasta and cook according to box instructions.
  • Heat safflower oil in frying pan.
  • Add vegetarian sausage, garlic salt, basil and pepper to taste. 
  • Add onion and tomato or tomato paste.
  • I added sugar since they use ketchup in the video so I thought it could use a sweetener. I really don't like ketchup so I skipped that. Otherwise, add ketchup.
  • Cook until brown.
  • Pour a good amount of milk/cream over sausage mixture and stir until combined. 
  • I should have added more milk to make it more saucy.
  • Cook until milk is heated and well combined. 
  • Serve sausage over pasta.
Smaklig MÃ¥ltid
The beer I enjoyed with dinner is Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things, based in Somerville MA. Oh, and that's June peeping in the background. Isn't she pretty?

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