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Mustard & Parsley Sausage Conchiglie

This recipe was inspired by the humble home cook Nigel Slater, his recipes generally consist of homemade fast food making use of leftover ingredients and easy for anyone to pick up and get going.

I find myself using sausage meat for plenty of recipes because the meat has so much flavour and variety reducing time in the kitchen immediately as a good meat flavour has already been achived. Fast food can also be very good food and this recipe allows for errors as it’s all about how you prefer it, more or less cream for example.

To serve 4

Ingredients

4 tbsp high quality olive oil

2 medium white onions sliced

Hand full coarsely chopped italian flat leaf parsley

8 good quality sausages (of your preference)

1 heaped tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp whole grain mustard

250ml single cream (less if you like)

350g Conchiglie pasta (you could substitute for another type such as penne the mix just works well with conchiglie)

Method:

1. Slice the onion, chop the parseley and squeeze all the sausage meat out of the skins. We chose to break all the sausage meat up into minced pork but if you prefer you could roll the meat into small meatballs.

2. Add oil into a pan and the onions and cook until soft. You want the onions to be sweet and caramelised so it’s best to put a lid on them and steam for about ten minutes.

3. Add in the sausage meat and cook for a few minutes until browning appears clear they are cooked. Whilst the sausages are cooking start the pasta in a separate pan.

4. Now add the chopped parsley to the sausage pan and add in your mustard, give that a good stir.

5. Drain the pasta, and add it to the pan with the pot of cream and stir well the cream will heat through within the residual pasta heat.

6. Plate up, garnish with a sprinkling of parsley if desired and enjoy!

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Speedy Sausage Tagliatelle Bolognese

Today I experimented with a quick and easy variation of the all time family favourite, bolognese. This is the perfect fast fix for people always on the go, as it took me less than 20 minutes to cook. Not only speedy to make its cost effective, as I used very few ingredients and ended up making use of things I had left over at the end of the week.

The dish is light, delicate and a warm pleasure to the tastebuds. I prepared this meal for two people, but you could easily double up ingredients and feed four.

Ingredients:

3tbsp of Olive Oil

1 garlic clove peeled and chopped

1 small onion peeled and finely diced

220grams of cherry tomatoes – halved

4 large good quality pork sausages (if Italian sausages are not available)

180g of fresh egg pasta tagliatelli

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Sea salt and ground black pepper

A small pinch of chilli flakes

Method:

1.) Add olive oil to large frying pan, add in the onions and garlic and sweat down for five minutes until soft. Remove sausage meat from the skins, add to the pan and brown for five minutes. Remember to break up the sausage meat as you fry it, so that it resembles mince.

Sausage meat, Onion & Garlic

2.) Cook tagliatelli in boiling salted water until al dente or to liking.

3.) At this stage the sausage meat should be slightly coloured, add in the halved tomatoes, some seasoning and the chill flakes to the pan. Continue to cook over a medium heat for five minutes until the tomatoes break down. Add a few tablespoons of pasta water to the pan as it cooks to create a sauce.

Sauce

4.) Use tongues to remove cooked pasta and place it directly into the pan with the sauce. Toss well and adjust the seasoning to taste mixing in a small handful of grated parmesan.

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5) Serve up into pasta bowls and garnish with desired amounts of Parmesan cheese and enjoy.

Finish product.

Bon apetit!