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Spaghetti with Sausage, Mushrooms and Fennel

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Heat a large skillet [2] over medium-high heat with about 1 tablespoon of oil, a turn of the pan [2]. Add sausage and brown and crumble; remove to a plate. 

Add another turn of olive oil to the pan [2] and the mushrooms. Brown well until beefy in smell and deeply brown in color; season then remove to the plate with the sausage. Add another turn of olive oil to the pan then add onions and fennel. Reduce heat and caramelize veggies, about 30 minutes. 

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta. 

Add sausage and mushrooms to the onions and fennel, and reheat through. Add wine and let it evaporate. Add stock and crème fraiche or mascarpone; reduce heat to a simmer. 

Cook pasta to al dente in salted water. Reserve 1/2 cup starchy, salty water before draining pasta. 

Toss pasta with sauce and cheese, a drizzle of EVOO [1] and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with more cheese and nuts; sprinkle with fennel fronds to garnish.