Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Spicy Italian Sausages with Braised Red Cabbage and Borlotti Beans

Spicy Italian Sausages with Braised Red Cabbage and Borlotti Beans
Serves 4

For the red cabbage
1 red cabbage, washed, cored and sliced thin
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
3 tbsp muscovado sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 pinch of cloves
4 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Butter

A dozen top quality spicy Italian sausages, or your sausage of choice
2 tins of borlotti beans
1 lemon
Olive oil
Fresh parsley
Salt and pepper

1 - To make the braised red cabbage, put all of the ingredients in a large casserole dish, season and mix well. Dot the top with a few pieces of butter, put the lid on and place in the oven for 2 and a half hours, stirring every now and again. Once cooked, this will keep well in an airtight container for a few days in the fridge or could be frozen.
2 - Cook the sausages either in a large frying pan or under the grill.
3 - Warm the beans in a pan and squeeze in the lemon juice, a glug of olive oil and a grinding of salt and pepper.
4 - To serve, place a pile of beans onto a plate, followed by some braised red cabbage and finally the sausages and a scattering of roughly chopped fresh parsley. Delicious.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - sounds wonderful. We often get a red cabbage in our farmaround veg bag and I struggle to know what to do with it - not anymore!

thank you!

Joanna said...

Fab David - I've got a red cabbage from last week's veg box, and this is just the thing, even without the sausages (although my butcher does vry good spiced ones)

Thanks for sharing ...

Joanna
PS I've just bought Moro East, haven't had time to read it yet, but I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in

Anonymous said...

David - I work down the road from The Eagle and can't believe I haven't been there after reading your rave review. Top of my 'must do' list!!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It does sound comforting David!!!

Rosie said...

Wonderful David - a great sounding recipe and one that's so up my street in pure comfort food.. yum!!

Rosie x

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I just love London, been there once, last January. Next time I visit I'll have to go to this gastro pub. Thanks for the talking about it. Have a good day!

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