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Apple sausage with sweet potato shallot and crab apple sauce

Warm up your winter evenings with this hearty and delicious dish from Oscar’s restaurant.

The humble sausage has recently become a highly fashionable part of a large number of restaurant menus. This welcome development has been spurred on by a new trend among a large number of butchers towards artisan and speciality type sausages. Now it is not uncommon to find a wide range of sausages ranging from sun dried tomato to caramelised onion and apple.

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Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Serves two

Ingredients

3 large artisan sausages

5 shallots

1 sweet potato

1 apple

6 large mushrooms

1 bunch of flat leaf parsley

20 ml crab apple jelly (redcurrant will work if you can’t get crab apple )

10ml balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to season

method

Chop the mushrooms in half, slice the apple into wedges, slice the sweet potatoes, peel shallots and slice in half if they are large. Chop the flat leaf parsley and put aside.

Heat a heavy casserole dish and add in the shallots and sweet potato. Add a little olive oil and allow cook.

Heat a grill pan and lightly oil, start cooking the sausages and mushrooms.

When the sausages are half cooked add the apple and allow to cook through. Mix the balsamic vinegar with the crab apple jelly and place aside.

When the shallots and sweet potato are soft, season them and add the chopped parsley.

Check that the sausages are cooked. When ready place the sweet potato onto the centre of a plate, decorate with the shallots and mushrooms, and place the sausage on top of the sweet potato. Drizzle with the crab apple sauce and serve.

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