Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spicy Stewed Sausages With Three Peppers A La Mario Batali

Total Time: 35 mins Preparation Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins


  • Servings: 8
  • 2 lbs sweet italian sausage, pricked all over with a fork
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 serrano chilies, seeded and thinly sliced crosswise (we used only 2)
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (we cooked it whole, just piercing it slightly)
  • salt
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese (3 ounces)
  • crusty bread, for serving


  • 1 light a gril or girll pan & brush the sausages lightly with oil and grill over a medium-hot fire, turning, until nicely charred and just cooked through, about 16 minutes total.
  • 2 set a large cast-iron skillet on the grill or stove and add the 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 3 add the peppers, onion, fennel and chiles and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 season with salt.
  • 5 add the sausages and wine to the skillet and simmer until the wine has reduced by half, about 4 minutes. remove from the grill and sprinkle half of the pecorino cheese over the sausage and peppers.
  • 6 serve with a nice crusty bread or ciabatta bread, passing the remaining pecorino at the table.
  • 7 * zinfandel(search for berry flavored) , which came to the united states from croatia (by way of italy), has the spicy heft needed to pair with batali's stewed sausages.

No comments:

Post a Comment