Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 4: Sausage Rolls and Spinach Salad

Day 4: Sausage Rolls with Spinach Salad
Serves 4 | 25 min prep | 30 min bake

3/4 lb. Italian sausage links, casings removed
1/2 C breadcrumbs
1 red bell pepper, 1/2 finely chopped & 1/2 cut into thin strips
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed but chilled
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp evoo
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1/2 lemon, juiced
6 C baby spinach

Directions: 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Crumble the sausage into a bowl. Stir in the breadcrumbs and chopped bell pepper. Divide the mixture into half and form each into an 11-inch-long log; refrigerate. 2) Line a work surface with a 16-inch length of parchment. Set the sheet of cold puff pastry on top and roll out into an 11-inch square. Cut the pastry in half. Lay a sausage log down the center of each strip. Brush the long sides with some of the egg. Wrap the sausage in the pastry; press the seam to seal, but do not seal the short ends. Transfer to the baking sheet seam side down. 3) Brush the tops with the remaining egg and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Bake until puffed and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes; quarter each roll crosswise for a total of 8 pieces. 4) Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together the evoo, mustard, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the bell pepper strips and spinach; toss well.



  1. These look so good! I'm definitely trying this recipe... it looks like something the hubs would love!

  2. Oh yes, the hubs loved this one! A sausage roll in puff pastry? What's not to love?!

  3. That looks so delicious!! Might have to add it to the meal list! ;)

  4. You should, Mel! It was oh-so good!


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