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Sausage, fennel & rocket fusilli

Sausage, fennel & rocket fusilli

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(4 ratings)

Ready in 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Bring out the flavour of pork with fennel seeds and serve in a creamy mustard pasta sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories720
  • fat37g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 350g fusilli
  • 6 good-quality pork sausage (pork & red onion work well)
  • 2 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 heaped tbsp fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 100g bag rocket leaves

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, squeeze the meat out of the sausage skins. Heat a frying pan over a high heat and brown the sausagemeat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon while it cooks. Once browned, push to the side of the pan.

  2. Add the garlic, chilli and fennel seeds to the empty part of the pan and cook for 45 secs until fragrant. Stir in the sausagemeat, season and add the cream, mustard and Parmesan. Keep on a low heat until the pasta is cooked.

  3. Drain the pasta, reserving a few tbsps of the water, then tip it back into the pan. Add the sausage sauce and mix, adding some of the pasta water if it needs it. Add the rocket, turn off the heat and spoon into bowls. Serve with extra Parmesan.

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Comments (4)

kkonthego's picture
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Love love love this recipe ! I have made this several times

kkonthego's picture
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Loved this recipe ! Tried it several times and it is now my standard go to for bulk lunches.

eleanormayo's picture
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Delish! I used smokey creole sausages from the butcher and fromage frais in place of the double cream. Really yummy!!

krissyb's picture
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I omitted the fennel as I don't like it but this recipe was still delicious!

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