New Game Sausages
15 August 2017
We have new Game Sausages available! Our game sausage is a well seasoned mixture of venison, partridge, grouse and pheasant. It also contains some pork fat as game is naturally very lean.

Game Sausages

 

Our new Game Sausages taste fantastic with onion gravy. Add some mash or polenta and you have the ideal Sunday Lunch or weekday tea. Follow the recipe below and enjoy! 

 

Braised Game Sausage with Onion Gravy

Ingredients:

  • 8 x 100g game sausage
  • 50ml veg oil
  • 100g pancetta lardons
  • 500g sliced red onion
  • 25g garlic
  • 20g thyme (chopped)
  • 100ml balsamic vinegar
  • Tablespoon flour
  • 300ml red wine
  • 300ml stock
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms
  • Flatleaf parsley

Method

  1. Place a large heavy based pan on a low to medium heat and pour in the oil.
  2. Add the sausages to the pan and cook very gently, allowing them to develop some colour. Don't shoogle or turn them too often as you don't want the skins to burst or tear.
  3. Once the sausages are well coloured all over, remove them from the pan.
  4. In the same pan add the pancetta, onions, garlic and thyme and cook slowly til the onions have collapsed and are beginning to caramelise. Take your time doing this as you want to develop colour without burning the onions.
  5. Once the onions have softened and coloured, add the vinegar to the pan and stir well to deglaze the base of the pan.
  6. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add the wine and stock, stirring constantly to eliminate any lumps and bring up to a simmer.
  8. Return the sausages to the pan and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  9. Quarter or half the mushrooms if they are large, add them to the pan and cook for a further 20 minutes.
  10. Serve with some mustard mash or wet polenta

Serves 4 

 

Game Sausage - Mash

 

 

Our Game Sausages are also perfect for our Ragu. Follow the recipe below and reward you tastebuds. 

 

Game Sausage Ragu 

 

Ingredients:

  • 500g game sausage
  • 50ml light olive oil
  • 50g pancetta lardons
  • 200g red onion
  • 100g celery
  • 100g carrot
  • 100g fennel
  • 25g garlic
  • 20g rosemary (chopped)
  • Pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 250ml red wine
  • 250ml stock
  • 2 x 400g tins plum tomatoes
  • Two strips orange peel
  • Pecorino romano
  • Flatleaf parsley
  • Good quality pasta (penne or rigatoni work well with this chunky sauce)

Method

  1. Place a large heavy based pan on a medium heat and pour in the olive oil
  2. Remove the skins from the sausages and fry the meat in the hot pan. Use a wooden spoon to break down the meat into coarse chunks. (You don't want this smooth like mince.)   
  3. Allow the meat to brown and seal all over. While this is happening finely dice the vegetables.
  4. Once there is a bit of colour building up in the pan add the pancetta, vegetables, garlic and herbs.
  5. Place a lid on the pan and continue to stir occasionally. The moisture in the pan, combined with the stirring should help lift this caramelisation off the pan.
  6. Once the vegetables have softened, but not taken on too much colour, add the wine to the pan.
  7. Stir well at this point to deglaze the base of the pan.
  8. Once the wine has bubbled and reduced by half, add the stock, drain the juice from the tomatoes and add them to the ragu, stirring to break them down.
  9. Add the strips of peel, replace the lid and cook at the lowest possible simmer for another two hours. Stir the sauce occasionally to ensure it isn't catching on the base of the pan. Remove the strips of orange peel.
  10. To serve, cook your pasta of choice (reserving a little of the cooking liquor), mix the ragu through with some pecorino and parsley. If necessary, loosen the consistency of the sauce with the reserved cooking water.
  11. Finish with some more pecorino and parsley.

 

Game Sausage Ragu