Italian sausage stew with rosemary garlic mash It has got very chilly outside so instead of loading up on bread, pasta and rice I decided to make a nice stew. Perfect for the whole family, Florence even tried some and managed a small portion. Impressive when her staple diet consists of pasta, fish fingers, baked beans and marmite on toast! Ingredients… 8 good-quality pork sausages (I used vegetarian alternative) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 rosemary sprigs, 1 chopped 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 175g dried green lentils, rinsed (I used borlotti beans instead) 400g can chopped tomatoes 700ml stock 1kg potatoes, cut into chunk 150ml milk
It is really healthy, and loaded with vegetables. A great post Christmas meal that will fill you up but not pile on the pounds.
Method… Fry the sausages in 1 tbsp oil in a casserole dish until brown. Remove. Tip in the carrots, celery and onion and cook for 10 mins, adding the chopped rosemary and half the garlic for the final min. Add the lentils, tomatoes and stock. Return the sausages, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 mins. Remove the lid and cook for a further 10-15 mins until lentils are soft. Season. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until tender. In another pan, heat the milk, remaining garlic and rosemary until just about to boil, then turn off heat. Drain the potatoes well.
Enjoy! Daisy x