British sausage week: Day 2: Hazelnut salami pasta salad
OK, day 2 of British sausage week and I am already facing resistance. Which is odd, because victim is one of the sausage's greatest fans - admittedly normally for breakfast, and especially on a Sunday. However, had some really nice salami (with hazelnuts, and sourced in the UK - but I have forgotten the compaby) in the fridge - so came up with this. Gently sauteed chopped leek, fennel, courgette and mushrooms until just a little bie left - added chopped garlic, mixed herbs, and finely diced salami - then seasonned. Put pasta (farfalle in this case) on... added about half a pint of chicken stock to vegetable and salami mix. When pasta was nearly done added frozen peas to vegetable and salami mixture - stir through to heat. Tipped sauce into big bowl, and stirred in spoonful of cream cheese. Added drained pasta, and a big handful of rocket with a dollop of mayonnaise - stir gently until mixed and sprinkle with chopped parsley and grind of black pepper. Thumbs up from victim, and I liked it too. Bonus, though it won't freeze I have some left in a plastic pot for lunch tomorrow.