Tortellini with Garlic Sage Butter Sauce
Leaves of fresh sage sauteéd in golden-brown butter form a classic Italian pasta sauce (see last Variation below). Our version uses ground sage, and so you can make it any time of the year. We've added a generous amount of garlic, too. Slowly cooking it in the butter mellows its pungency, but you can also use fewer cloves if you prefer.
Recipe by Food & Wine January 1997