Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Manicotti: Best of the Blogs
Sometimes, the best recipes start with what’s “lying around” in the kitchen. And since I cook Italian a lot, what’s lying around is often some grated parmigiano (maybe on the verge of getting stale but still too good to toss); some fresh oregano (because stores sell so much these days that you end up with a garden-full), and — well — there’s always olive oil and onions and garlic in the pantry.
Sounds like the tail wagging the culinary dog, and the whole concept gets worse if I happened to have picked up a fresh bag of spinach or arugula or baby kale from my local farmstand — great ingredients just looking for a recipe — which I did over the weekend.
Once I start surfing the web, no good-looking Italian recipe can hide for long. This time, I wanted something a little more complicated than just pasta, red sauce, and a side of vegetables in olive oil and lemon. Something I didn’t make everyday and that maybe required a little more prep work but rewarded later, in the way a casserole does, by letting you kick up your feet, uncork the wine, and relax until the timer goes off.
And there it was: Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Manicotti from Citron Limette, “a food blog from Chef Marie Poulin,” a self-taught chef with a personal cooking service in Sarasota, Florida. She seems to be French, like the name of the blog, but this dish is definitely Italian (duh!), which proves that great food knows no boundaries.
Take a look at all of these great manicotti recipes!