As a child, sausage used to be my most favourite meal! And I must admit that I still like it a lot. The kind of sausage I prefer is the Sicilian one, made with only pork meat and with the addition of fennel seeds. As I cannot always find it here, I make my own Sicilian Sausage with Fennel – it is easier than you think. I cook it in many different ways (remember my quick Pan-fried Sausage recipe?), but one of my favourite recipes is this: Italian Sausages in Tomato Sauce, aka Salsiccia al Sugo. It is very easy to make. It is great on its own and even better if served on polenta or mash potato. I also use it as pasta sauce… you can cut the sausages in small pieces and dress your pasta with it and its sauce. It tastes amazing! Buon appetito!
Italian Sausages in Tomato Sauce
Italian Sausages in Tomato Sauce, aka Salsiccia al Sugo - great on its own and even better if served on polenta or mash potato or if used as pasta sauce.
- 500 gms – 1 lb. Italian sausages click here for the recipe
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp onion chopped
- 140 gms – 5 oz. tomato concentrate
- 260 gms – 9 oz. tomato passata/puree
- Salt to taste
- Basil leaves
Quickly sauté the chopped onion in the extra virgin olive oil. Add the sausages and brown well on all sides.
Add the tomato concentrate and tomato puree. Mix and add enough water to cover the sausages.
Cover and cook on a low fire for about 30 minutes or until the sausage is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
Serve hot with mash or polenta or use as pasta sauce.