My dad and I are both a bit obsessed with pasta and we sometimes joke that our shared olive-toned complexion perhaps betrays some secret Italian family connection. When he and my mum come to visit, I know that if I serve up this flavoursome sausage pasta dish, he’ll definitely be back for seconds. I’ve been promising to give him the recipe for ages, so Dad, this one’s for you.
In this recipe, the bold flavours of the main ingredients, which include sausage, chilli and fennel seeds, come together to create a taste sensation. The spinach and lemon add freshness to the rich, creamy sauce, preventing it from being too heavy.
As this is both fresh-tasting and hearty, it goes down just as well in the colder months as in the summer. Be sure to serve it with some crusty bread to mop up the sauce and a glass of crisp white wine.