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    Friday, November 27, 2009

    Sausage and Red Wine Pie

    Continuing on the "how to use the all the food up" theme. There was half a bottle of red wine. Got me thinking. In the freezer I had some sausages. Pork and Fennel, that I bought from the Hamilton Farmers Market. Gutsy flavour should go well with red wine. Also came to mind, a request from Wayne Roylance, about any ideas how to use sausage in a pie.
    OK let's try this.

    6 sausages
    1 onion finely chopped
    1 granny Smith apple chopped in little cubes
    1 stick celery, fine dice.
    Sea salt
    Red chili pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon
    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1/2 bottle red wine
    200 mls chicken stock approx

    25 gms butter
    25 gms flour

    Handful chopped parsley

    1 tomato, quartered, seeds removed and diced.

    Put oil in the pan
    Saute onion
    Season with salt and chili flakes
    Add celery and apple
    Continue to saute till soft
    Remove and reserve
    Add sausage to pan and brown on all sides

    Remove and cut in pieces
    Add red wine to deglaze pan
    Bring to boil and reduce by about 1/3

    Add chicken stock, sausage and vegetable back to the pan.

    Pop into 170 C oven
    Cook for about 1 hour for flavours to meld.

    Remove and cool

    Strain the liquid into a jug

    Now I wanted the mixture to have a pie consistency so I decided the best way to thicken it, was to make a roux and add the juice to that, so I did.

    Melt butter in pan
    Add flour, stir well and let flour cook out
    About 2-3 minutes

    Add liquid and cook till thickened

    Simmer about 2-3 minutes

    Add back into sausage and vege mix.

    It didn't look very appetizing,,, all a bit brown really
    BUT it tasted great.

    So I picked some parsley from my garden
    Chopped it finely
    Used another tomato
    Only 4 left now... might have to have tomatoes on toast for breakfast tomorrow

    That looks better

    All I have to do is make the pie.

    Puff Pastry in freezer
    Thaw, roll out and make the pies.
    Now That's a meat pie. Yes. Great Dinner.

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