Pork sausages with peas and Berkswell

Making sausages at home is easier than you might think – even if you don't have a sausage stuffer, you can use a funnel to work the filling into the casings. This recipe sees homemade sausages paired with a flavour-packed pea and mint sauce with gem lettuce and plenty of Berkswell cheese. Read more about Ollie and see his other recipes here.

First published in 2019
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Ingredients

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Sausages

Peas

Garnish

Method

1
The day before making the sausages, mix the curing salt and pork mince together. Cover and leave in the fridge for twenty-four hours
2
Using your hands, mix the salted pork mince with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl placed over iced water
3
Using a sausage stuffer or a funnel, fill the sausage casings with the pork mixture, ensuring there are no air pockets. Twist into 8 short lengths, prick with a pin all over and leave to dry overnight
4
The next day, preheat an oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
5
Place the sausages onto a baking tray and roast for 30–45 minutes, or until cooked. Meanwhile, shell the peas (reserving the pods) and set aside. Juice the pea pods in a juicer and shred the gem lettuce
6
Gently melt the butter in a pan with the olive oil and add the fresh peas, shredded lettuce and mint leaves (reserving some for garnish). Add the pea pod juice and stir until emulsified. Add lemon juice and salt to taste
7
To serve, place a spoonful of the pea and lettuce mixture on the plate, ensuring there is a good amount of sauce. Place the sausages on top, then garnish with the nasturtium flowers and mint leaves. Finish with a generous grating of Berkswell cheese

Brought up in Spain, Ollie Templeton moved back to the UK as a teenager to pursue a career as a chef. After cutting his teeth in the kitchen at Moro, he set up Carousel – a restaurant and creative hub in London – along with his brother and cousins, where he both serves his own menu and hosts an ever-changing line-up of guest chefs.

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