Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sausages with Pan Cooked Chutney & Leek Mash

From we have Sausages with Pan Cooked Chutney & Leek Mash. I was hesitant about the chutney but it was very good. I used Chicken Sausage with Roasted Red Pepper and Asiago Cheese. This was a very delicious dinner. The leeks in the mashed potatoes was a nice touch. And I liked the fried sage leaves too!

Ingredients -
1 kg potatoes, peeled and halved
olive oil
2 leeks, sliced and washed
200 ml milk
extra virgin olive oil, leaves picked
1 sprig fresh sage, leaves picked
2 red onions, cut into thin wedges
1 good handful fresh or frozen (and thawed) cranberries
2.5 cm piece cinnamon stick
5 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
8 Chicken Sausage with Roasted Red Pepper and Asiago Cheese

Method -
Cook the potatoes in simmering water for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain, cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, add a lug of oil to another saucepan and add the leeks. Sweat gently for about 5 minutes, until soft. Add the milk and bring to the boil then turn the heat off and add to the potatoes. Mash well and season to taste. Cover and set aside.

Preheat the grill to medium. Add a splash of oil to a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the sage leaves until crisp. Remove and set aside. Add some more oil to the pan and saute the onions for 5 minutes, then add the cranberries, cinnamon and a splash of water. Simmer for 10–15 minutes, stirring, until the onions are soft and the chutney has reduced. Add the ginger and vinegar and cook for 30 seconds. Season, then remove the cinnamon stick.

Meanwhile, pop the sausages under the grill for 15 minutes, turning, until cooked. Serve with the mash, chutney and sage leaves. 

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