This year was my 3rd visit to the BBC Good Food Show and each time I go I pick up a selection from Supreme Sausages. They have a good range of different flavoured sausages inlcuding Pork, Venison and Mushroom, Wild Boar and Apples, Toulouse, and Pork, Tomato and Pepper to name a few. The sausages are full of flavour and unlike some of the supermarket versions actually taste of the flavour they are meant to. This year they had some flavoured chipolatas too, which I’ve picked up in readiness for Christmas Day.
Once back home from the show, I wanted a warming hearty dinner. It’s quite exhausting trekking round the NEC, especially at 6 and half months pregnant! So, I opted for the Toulouse Sausages and got creative with the contents of my fridge and store cupboard.
Spanish Style Sausage Casserole
To serve 2-3 depending on how hungry you are.
6 Supreme Toulouse Sausages (or any other quality sausage)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 large white onion, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
pinch of spanish smoked paprika (Pimenton)
pinch of thyme
1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes,
250ml of Stock (I used chicken),
10g of Tomato Puree,
Salt and Pepper
Add a tbsp of oilve oil and brown off the sausages in a saute pan and set to one side. Keep the sausage juices and remaining oil in the pan and add the onions and peppers and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes until soft and succulent, stirring occasionally.
Add more oil if required. Add the herbs and spices and cook out for a minute or two before adding the tomatoes and stock and seasoning.At this stage I cut each sausage into 3 or 4 chunks and added back into the pan. Now you can either continue to simmer on the stove or put in the oven to let the sausages cook through and the flavours infuse for about 30 minutes.
Serve with your choice of either crusty bread or as I did some polenta.