Monday, April 26, 2010

Bacon-Sausage-Tomato Sauce


This is typical every day cooking for me. My husband loves Swedish falukorv - a special sort of mild sausage (you might be able to find it in IKEA?) that's a lot like regular hot dogs, and this is a nice way to make it a bit more exciting. It has a lot of veggies, and it's both colorful and very tasty.

You can definitely leave out the concentrated stock/bouillon cube - I happened to have it at hand and used it, but the sauce has a lot of flavor on its own and doesn't really need it. I prefer cooking with pure ingredients, to be honest - but now and again I use the shortcuts for extra flavor boosts.

Bacon-Sausage-Tomato Sauce
(printable recipe)
serves 3-4

250 g falu-sausage (or hot dogs), diced
70 g bacon, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
400 g crushed tomatoes (one tin)
1 tbsp concentrated stock, demi-glace or a bouillon cube (optional)
250 ml cream (any fat content, low-fat is fine)
soy sauce
sambal oelek
black pepper

Start by frying the bacon in a heavy pot. After a few minutes, add the sausage and let it get some color. Lower the heat slightly, add and fry the zucchini, peppers, onions and garlic on medium heat for a few minutes.

Add tomatoes, and concentrated stock if using, and cook for 10 minutes. Add cream, and cook for another five. Season with soy sauce, sambal oelek and black pepper.

Serve over pasta or rice.

Recipe in Swedish:
Tomatsås med korv och bacon


Lo said...

What a fantastic fusion of flavors -- from the falu-sausage to the sambal olek! Will have to check for the sausage at IKEA...

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Thbis is my kind of weekday cooking too. Everyone in our house would love this, especially the baby!! I gave him curry yesterday and he loved it.

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