The other day I was in Waitrose and bought some Italian spicy sausages and was wondering what to do with them, Seeing as they were Italian I thought it has to be with pasta then – yeah I know original….NOT :-). Rather than just cutting up the sausages I thought it might be good to just use the meat. I removed the skin and put made clumps of sausage rather then neat meatballs, to try and give it a more rustic feel.
- 4 Spicy Italian Sausages (or any other spicy sausage)
- Big splash of extra virgin oil
- 2 Small onions finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 red chilli (optional)
- 3 Peppers (use a mix of colours)
- 400g tin of tomatoes
- Bay Leaf
- Salt and Pepper to season
Remove the skins from the sausage and make balls or clumps of sausage meat
Heat a pan and gently brown the sausage meat. Do a few at the time so they brown and not cook. Once done remove to a plate and do another portion.
Once completed throw in the extra virgin oil into the pan and add the onions. Cook for about three minutes and then add the garlic and chilli (the chilli is optional – but I like the extra kick the chilli provides)
Once the onions are soft add the mixed peppers and cook for a few minutes.
Add the tomatoes, sausage meat, bay leaf and season
Cook for about 10-20 minutes and serve with pasta.