Friday, 29 June 2012

Friday Feast - Sausage and Mushroom Pot Pie(s)

Trying this recipe came about from having bought a load of Cumberland sausages from Costco, which turned out to have really tough skins. So, rather than waste those left in the freezer, I searched my 'clippings file' for a suitable recipe:

Sausage and Mushroom Pot Pie(s)

Serves 2

2 tsp olive oil - what? Not enough, I upped it to nearer 2 tablespoons in total
1 small onion , chopped
6 pork sausages (Cumberland ones worked great)
250g chestnut mushrooms , halved
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
4 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche
small bunch parsley , chopped
85g ciabatta , torn into small chunks 

Heat half the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook for 5 mins until softened, then push to one side. Squeeze the meat from the sausages and roll into balls. Add to the pan and fry for 5 mins until golden. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 mins more until softened.

Season, then stir in the mustard, crème fraîche and 4 tbsp water. Bubble for 2 mins, then remove from the heat and scatter in the parsley.

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Transfer sausage mixture to 2 small pie dishes or 1 large baking dish. Toss the ciabatta in the remaining oil, scatter over the top of the pies and bake for 20 mins until golden and bubbling.

Things I do: As you can see, I opted to bake it all in one dish but you can use individual dishes. I followed the recipe but next time I make it, it was delicious so worth another whirl, I'd increase the amount of crème fraîche by another 2-4 tablespoons. I also increased the amount of olive oil - see ingredients. If you don't like mustard you can leave it out I guess. 

Today's card, for cat lovers, is below by the way :)




Annie said...

Sounds good to me...but then there really is not a lot I don't like to eat [hense the figure!].
A x

Sarn said...

OMG . . . that looks and sounds divine.

I always skin my sausages regardless!

Gonna print that one out and use xxx

Anonymous said...

Yum, cumberland sausages! Haven't had those in absolutely yonks! But yer over cookin' yer mushrooms missus!! 5 mins?! Shocking!!


Sandra H said...

Hi Di, This looks tasty!! :)x

Andria said...

This looks really warming and yummy and being a Cumbrian girl I adore Cumberland sausage, but not so keen on mushrooms. :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Di, this does look really tasty and simplish to make. Alan loves Cumberland sausage so he may just enjoy trying this dish. Another winner, methinks :) Elizabeth x

Kathleen said...

Looks good enough to eat, bought time you got yourself a hellicoper then you could zoom round every Friday with samples for us.

Kath x

MagsB said...

Mmmm... Once I'm off my diet I am definitely going to try this!

love Mags (I lost 2 lb last week!) B x

Victoria said...

Yum yum in my tum!