Monday, 20 March 2017

So today marks the first day of Spring!!!
Here’s the first of our spring inspired recipes, ideal to be cooked in our Crafond sauté/elite casserole pan that you can use to cook on the hob and then put straight in the oven.
Sausage & Spring Mash Pie
Serves 8
Sausage & spring mash pie
 INGREDIENTS
1.5kg potato, cut into large chunks
Half savoy cabbage, shredded
100ml milk
50g butter
1tbsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard
2tsp vegetable oil
16 good quality pork sausages
10 shallots, peeled and halved if large
4 carrots, thickly sliced
2-3 thyme sprigs, plue extra to serve
500g mushrooms, halved or quartered
400ml red wine
300ml beef stock
2tbsp caramelised red onion (lazy red onions)
METHOD
1.  Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 mins, adding the cabbage for the final few mins of cooking. Drain, then allow to steam- dry for a few mins. Add the milk and butter to the pan, warm through, then mash into the potatoes and cabbage with plenty of seasoning. Stir in the mustard, if using.
2.  While the potatoes are cooking, heat a large, shallow flameproof dish or a large non-stick frying pan. Brown the sausages, shallots and carrots for about 5 mins until nicely golden and the shallots are starting to soften. The sausages should be almost cooked through; lift them out, then set aside. Tip off any excess fat released by the sausages.
3.  Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Turn up the heat under the pan, tip in the thyme and mushrooms, then fry until golden, about 3 mins. Splash in the wine, then let it bubble and reduce by half. Add the stock and caramelised onions, then simmer until it has reduced a little to make a shiny gravy, and the carrots are cooked through. Season, then add the sausages to the gravy.
4.  Spoon the mixture into a baking dish or keep in the pan if it’s ovenproof. Top with the mashed potato, spooning it over in even dollops to prevent the gravy oozing up the sides. Can be made up to 1 day ahead and chilled. Bake, covered with foil, for 30 mins (or 45 mins from chilled), removing the foil for the final 10 mins to brown the mash. Sprinkle with a little thyme to serve.
--Recipe from Good Food Mag--


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