Colin Mochrie, renaissance funny man and Second City alumnus, dropped by recently to stir something up in the kitchen with Steven and Chris. You might recognize him from shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Drew Carey Show or any of a slew of guest appearances in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.
The comedian stopped by to whip up his famous Spicy Sausage Farfalle -- and there's no improv required! It's a heckle-proof dish your whole family can enjoy.
Colin Mochrie's Spicy Sausage Farfalle
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 lb farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
1. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute until no longer pink, breaking up with back of fork, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic; saute until onion is tender and sausage is browned, about 3 minutes longer. Add tomatoes and cream. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sausage mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Return pasta to the pot. Add sausage mixture and toss over medium-low heat until sauce coats pasta, adding reserved cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry.
3. Transfer pasta to serving dish. Sprinkle with basil. Serve cheese as a side garnish. And serve!
For another recipe from the Mochrie vault, check out his favourite dish Roast Turkey and Gravy