50ml olive oil
6 Tuscan sausages, lightly poached, skinned and finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
2 heads of Brussels tops, destalked and lightly blanched in salted water
Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted water. In another pan, put the olive oil and, just as it starts to smoke, add the sausage. Gently fry, mashing with a fork, until starting to brown. Stir in the garlic and chilli, then add the blanched Brussels tops. Stir gently until the tops are starting to wilt. Strain the pasta into a colander then toss everything together, adding the salt and half the Parmesan. Serve sprinkled with the remaining Parmesan.