So… yesterday I tried something a little new. Instead of writing out a blog, I recorded some short videos and posted the content to my Instagram story. Sadly, I have no photos of the different stages, but check out my instagram story highlights to see a step by step guide! (@gffoodobcecd)
Instead, I am going to give a brief summary of the steps so you can follow along in future, if you decide to give this delicious recipe a try.
– 4-6 Good quality Italian sausages (preferably spicy)
– 2 Onions (I used white because we had no red, but either work well)
– 2 Cloves of garlic
– 2 Bay leaves
– 1tsp dried chilli flakes (or more/less to flavour)
– 2 400g Tin tomatoes (Crushed/diced/peeled)
– 1/3 Bottle of red wine
– Grates nutmeg (to taste)
– 1tbsp of creme fraiche/double cream
– Salt and pepper
- Skin the sausages and crumble the meat into small chunks- I did mine slightly too big so broke them down more as they were cooking
- Heat the sausage meat in a large pan with your oil
- Once browned, add the onions, garlic, bay leaves and chilli (Always remember you can add MORE chilli, but you cannot take it away)
- After the onions have browned on a low heat (around 20 mins), add the wine
- Allow the wine to evaporate on a higher heat
- Pour in the tins of tomatoes, stirring in all the ingredients, and lower the heat
- Add a lid to your pan and allow to cook on a very low heat for 45-60 mins (At this point we went to the pub!)
- Once thickened, season the sausage sauce with grated nutmeg and salt- it may already have strong pepper flavours from the sausage meat, so make sure you taste as you season!
- We grated a fairly big chunk of parmesan and used around 3/4 of this to add into the pasta, the remainder was for serving
- Once off the heat, stir in the creme fraiche/double cream- this can be done to taste, but I recommend around 1tbsp
- Serve your sauce over pasta, or mix the pasta straight into the pan
The recipe really was this simple, and tasted delicious. It’s a great recipe for entertaining, and can be left to cook itself for the majority of the time. Also, it makes your kitchen, and the rest of your house, smell like an Italian dream!