in memoriam Javier Marías
I have the luck that I could buy fresh Sobrasada in Berlin. Sobrasada is a spanish soft&cured&spicy pork sausage from Spain. Originally from the Island of Mallorca.
Sobrasada is a bit similar to Nduja from Calabria, but the italian version is clearly more spicy. Here in Berlin, the version is heavy on smoky Pimenton de la Vera which I like. In Spain they use Sobrasada like butter on toasted white breat and in several recipes. At the island of Mallorca Top-chefs are creative and use it as a stuffing for squid for example.
2-3tbsp capers in salt
500-800g peeled tomatoes (canned)
chilli flakes (optional)
Soak the capers carefully in cold water for 30-60min. Use a kitchen scissor to remove the skin of the soft&spicy pork sausage. Use a spoon to remove the soft part.
Heat olive oil in casserole on low to medium heat and cook the sausage pieces for 3-5min
Add peeled tomatoes and let it cook for 30-45min. Also add capers. Meanwhile cook the pasta and remove the pasta 1-2min before it is ready
Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and combine. Let it cook for 1-2-3min
Finally add some olive oil on top and grated Pecorino Romano