I recently received a rather different delivery in the post; one which still has the guys at my concierge chuckling. I don’t blame them, it’s not everyday you get a brown paper bag filled with sausages.
Grandad’s Sausages is a family-owned business, which originated in Bury and has apparently been ‘putting a smile on Grandma’s face for over 50 years’. Now, I am no Grandma, nor a huge meat eater, but I was curious to see if this was true, so off I trotted back to my apartment with my bag of sausages to see what I could rustle up.
My goodie bag contained three flavours; Lincolnshire, Olde English and Pork and Leek.
With winter around the corner, I decided to cook a warm, comforting and hearty meal, using my Olde English sausages. This kale and sausage one-pot recipe is fast, easy and full of flavour, making it perfect in the cold weather. It is also very versatile and can be adapted to suit any taste really. Furthermore, being a one-pot, there really is no need to stress over ingredient measurements (hence the vague recipe list). Just cook with your instinct!
This should make 2-3 portions, depending how hungry you are, but you can always bulk it up by adding more pasta and veg.
– Pasta – I used wholemeal Fusilli and threw a few big handfuls in
– 1 red onion, chopped
– 1 pepper, chopped
– 1 bag of curly kale
– 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
– A pack of Grandad’s Sausages (any flavour you desire)
– Chicken or vegetable stock
– Begin by putting your pasta on the boil.
– Roughly chop up your sausages (I removed the skin and minced them) and throw them into a dry, non stick pan. They will release some fat, so using cooking oil isn’t really necessary. Cook until they start to turn a lovely golden brown colour.
– Add your onion, pepper and garlic and cook until softened.
– Pour in enough stock to make a sauce. It won’t take much, you just want the consistency of an everyday pasta sauce. Add the bag of kale and let it wilt down.
– Take the pasta off the boil a few minutes before the recommended time, drain it and add it to the sauce and cook it altogether until the sauce is thickened slightly and the pasta and kale are fully cooked. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
– Serve in a big bowl with a generous grating of parmesan on top!
What’s So Good About Grandad’s Sausages?
Apart from being genuinely delicious and of excellent quality, you are supporting British farmers by purchasing Grandad’s Sausages. It is also important to note that the pigs come from farms affiliated with the Freedom Foods Assurance scheme, are born outdoors and reared in a comfortable environment.
* This product was sent to me by Grandad’s Sausages for review and all opinions are my own*