Home    Share Recipe    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Join our Facebook Group to share recipes and cooking advice.

Poached Sausage & Veg Medley on Garlic Mash

by Healthy&Easy (follow)
Easy (2770)      Healthy (1831)      Potatoes (121)      Comfort Food (59)      Sausages (23)     
I love a great gourmet sausage, especially on a bed of garlic mashed potato! The vegetable medley is a delicious way to use up leftover veg and will vary according to what you have on hand. These ingredients are perfect to complement my personal favourite - AC Butchery's wonderful Duck, Orange & Pistachio sausages. I prefer to poach the sausages to preserve the flavour and succulence - any fats and juices released from the sausage during the cooking process will also infuse the veg flavours.



Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 servings (2 adults & 2 kids)

Ingredients
For the Garlic Mash
Approx 1 medium potato per person, or equivalent
1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic
20-25g butter, more or less to taste
1 -2 Tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil, more or less to taste
Handful of fresh mint leaves (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste



For the Poached Sausage & Veg Medley
6-8 high quality gourmet sausages
1-2 garlic cloves
1 large purple onion (brown is also fine)
2 or 3 large ripe, juicy tomatoes
1 large zucchini
1 large capsicum, sliced lengthwise
1 bunch of broccolini, trimmed
Handful of fresh herbs to complement the flavour of the sausage - in this case I used basil, but oregano &/ or parsley also work well.
Approx 1/4 - 1/2 large eggplant, depending on taste, chopped into small cubes of about 1cm (optional)
100-200g fresh, washed spinach leaves (optional)



Method - Poached Sausage and Vegetable Medley
While the potatoes are boiling, wash & chop the vegetables & set aside. Meanwhile, bring about 1cm of cold water to the boil in a large wide, non-stick pan.

When the water is nearly boiling, add the sausages, taking care not to prick them & release the juices too early. After a few minutes, turn them, leave for a minute, then turn a few more times to ensure even cooking.

After about 5 minutes, as the water begins to reduce slightly, add the finely chopped onion & garlic. Stir through. If using eggplant, add this at the same time.

Sprinkle the vegetables with paprika & celery salt & stir to combine with the sausages.

Add the diced tomatoes, the chopped basil & seasoning. Stir through. There should still be enough liquid in the pan to keep from sticking - if not, gently prick some of the sausages once only to release some of the fat & juices.

By now the sausages should be close to cooked through. Reduce the heat slightly, let the medley bubble through for a few more minutes, then add the sliced zucchini & a dash more paprika.

Stir through to combine & ladle the sauce over the sausages. Add the capsicum strips.

Place the broccolini in a heat-proof bowl, approx 4cm high.

The potatoes should now be ready to mash - pour the boiling water from the potatoes over the broccolini, then prepare the mash as below, cover & set aside.



If using spinach, arrange the spinach leaves over the top of the sausage & veg medley when you're ready to serve & turn off the heat. The heat from the mashed potato & the sauce will wilt but not overcook the spinach.

Serve up the mashed potatoes in 4 bowls, place one or 2 sausages on the potato, then ladle the veg medley over the top. I love lots of liquid, especially soaked into the mashed potato, but serve more or less sauce according to individual preference.

Finally, arrange the broccolini on top - this will have cooked to al dente in the boiled potato water in the 2 minutes or so that it has taken to mash the potato & assemble the servings. You may also prefer to drain the broccolini & dress with a knob of butter & salt & pepper before serving - for this dish, I feel that there is already enough butter & seasoning in the other components, but again, this is down to personal taste.

Serve & eat immediately.

Method - Garlic Mashed Potaoes
Put on a pot of cold water to boil in a medium stainless steel pan. (Mashing process may scratch a non-stick pan).

While the water comes to the boil, wash & scrub potatoes & remove eyes & any discoloration. Most of the nutritional value of a potato is found just under the skin, so I prefer to cook potatoes with the skin on or very lightly scraped.

Cut the potato into small, even pieces - approx 2cm x 2cm

Peel & trim the garlic - Leave Whole.

Wash & pat dry the mint, discard the stalks & chop the leaves finely. Set aside.

When the water is close to boiling, immerse the diced potato & the garlic clove. Water level should be about 1cm above the potatoes.



Potatoes should be ready to mash in about 10 minutes but longer is fine & it's best to mash as close to serve as possible.

Test with a fork or a vegetable knife - the potatoes are ready when the knife slides in easily.

Turn off the heat, drain 90% of the boiling water over the broccolini, then add the butter, EV olive oil, the finely chopped mint leaves, salt & pepper.

Mash for at least a minute with a hand masher, scraping down the sides & thumping out all lumps. You can also use a food processor or electric whisk.

Add more olive oil for a smoother texture, or more butter for a creamier texture.

When all lumps have been pulverised, whisk through vigorously with a fork to give an extra fluffy texture. Cover until ready to serve, which should be as soon as possible.



This recipe is very versatile & the variations are unlimited, so have fun experimenting according to taste & what you may have available - eg stir in a Tbsp or 2 of yoghurt garlic dip, or try it with finely grated parmesan, or tahini, or basil pesto, or swap the mint with finely chopped parsley - but don't complicate with too many ingredients at once, just keep it simple. I also often do a potato/ kumara mash, using about half-half - this is better suited to a simpler dressing, like garlic, salt & pepper.


Categories
#Easy
#Potatoes
#Comfort Food
#Healthy
#Sausages
I like this Recipe - 4
[ print friendly ]
Submit your recipes for a share of ad revenue - click here
More Recipes by Healthy&Easy
7 likes
view all recipes by Healthy&Easy
ID: 1223
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Recipes
Categories
Easy (2770)
Healthy (1831)
Vegetarian (1472)
Quick (1344)
Dinner (2166)
Lunch (1703)
Dessert (1056)
Breakfast (563)
Family (1409)
Simple (954)
Snack (793)
Kids (731)
Vegan (711)
Baking (669)
Chicken (660)
Chocolate (525)
Sweet (397)
Cheese (370)
Salad (343)
Winter (309)
Sweets (290)
Pasta (276)
Cake (268)
Soup (251)
Rice (235)
Bread (232)
Snacks (231)
Summer (229)
Fish (227)
Eggs (224)
Brunch (211)
Fruit (206)
Tomatoes (193)
Banana (183)
Mushrooms (181)
Low Fat (181)
Beef (171)
Coconut (169)
Curry (166)
Seafood (165)
Side Dish (163)
Nuts (162)
Biscuits (160)
Cakes (149)
Bacon (146)
Party (142)
Potato (142)
Spicy (141)
Entree (136)
Avocado (134)
Spinach (129)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version