Italian Sausage Bites with Arugula Pesto

Italian Sausage Bites with Arugula Pesto

Photo by Trudy B.

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  • Arugula Pesto

  • ½

    cup grated romano or parmesan cheese

  • ½

    cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • 1

    clove garlic

  • 2

    big handfuls of packed arugula leaves

  • A drizzle olive oil

  • salt and pepper

  • Italian Sausage

  • 1

    X 8 inch piece Chorizo Sausage, hot

  • Dash oil

  • Dash Sherry vinegar


Arugula Pesto Grate your cheese. Pop all ingredients in a food processor or blender and while it’s running drizzle in about 1/2 cup good olive oil. This will be used to garnish your Chorizo pieces. Season to taste with S&P. If too thick you can thin out with a bit of water. Italian Sausage Cut sausage in large 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) chunks. Pan fry till starting to brown on the edges (about 3 – 4 min), tossing to allow them to cook all over. Add a dash of sherry vinegar to the pan Plate up with a dollop of arugula pesto. Add little cocktail sticks or toothpicks to each piece for easy eating.


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