Pasta with Spicy Sausages, Tomatoes, Rosemary and Olives

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed

1 large sprig fresh rosemary

1 fat garlic clove, finely chopped

1 1/2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes, trimmed and diced

1/4 cup green pitted olives, slivered

Salt to taste

1/2 pound whole-wheat pasta, like penne.

1. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and rosemary; cook, breaking up the meat with a fork, until browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, cook 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and stir occasionally until they have broken down and turned into a sauce, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the olives for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Add salt to taste, cover and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well and toss with the sauce.

Source: NY Times - 10/10