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Party Pleaser Italian Sausage Rolls

Party Pleaser Italian Sausage Rolls

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: Baked

Description

Party Pleaser Italian Sausage Rolls. With New YYear’sEve coming, ideas for what to serve on one of the most celebrated nights of the year can be stressful.

However, I have an idea that is both easy and so so flavorful, because there is nothing like filling puff pastry with an amazing Italian sausage stuffing that will have your family and guests asking for these time and again!


Ingredients

Pastry:

  • 1 pk store bought butter puff pastry
  • 1 egg whisked with a pinch of paprika

filling:

  • 500 g Italian ground pork sausage meat
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp butter
  • A drizzle of  olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Splash of water
  • 1 tsp dried sage powder
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground fennel seed
  • 1 tsp fresh ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 medium rutabaga
  • Pat of butter
  • Splash of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fine Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano

Vegetarian Filling:

  • 2 cups washed and chopped button top and portobello mushrooms
  • 1 large carrot washed peeled and cubed
  • 2 stalks celery washed and cubed
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • salt, pepper
  • Pinch of paprika
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • Pinch of fried thyme
  • Dash of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground fennel seed
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 medium rutabaga
  • Pat of butter
  • Splash of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fine Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano

Condiments:

  • 2 tsp Pesto sauce
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Gloria spread (red pepper spread)

Garnish:

  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary

Instructions

Filling:

  1. In a medium pot bring fill with water covering potato and Rutabaga. Cook for 20-25 minutes till for tender.
  2. Mash add butter, milk and seasoning and whip till smooth, set aside.
  3. While potato is cooking grab a cast iron pan add olive oil and butter. Toss in garlic and onion.  Sprinkle in salt, pepper, oregano, paprika and saute on medium heat till nice and translucent Add water as necessary to get a good caramelization.
  4. In a large bowl add sausage meat, caramelized onions, potato rutabaga puree’, rosemary, bread crumbs, thyme, coriander, fennel, and powdered sage. Mix well with hands and set in the fridge covered for about 1/2 hour.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

Vegetarian filling:

  1. In a saute pan add olive oil, butter, bring to a medium heat, and add onions, celery, carrots.
  2. Saute for about 15 minutes, then add mushrooms. When they begin to soften add white wine and herbs and seasoning. cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. Let cool.
  3. In a bowl combine mushroom mixture bread crumbs, potato rutabaga puree, Parmigiano cheese, and breadcrumbs. Mix well with hands then cover and place in the fridge for 1/2 hour.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

Assembly:

  1. Follow the same as below for the meat filled ones except use the mushroom filling instead.
  2. The rolling process is the same as for the meat filling.

Assembly:

  1. Take puff pastry sheet and divide it in half lengthwise. Lay on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Spread into three sections the pesto, mustard, and Gloria spread leaving a nice 1-inch border for overlap to seal the roll.
  3. Take the meat filling and form a nice 2-inch log and place it at the front of the puff pastry.
  4. Roll the puff pastry forward encasing the filling into the center and egg wash the 1-inch end border and seal puff pastry placing roll seam side down.
  5. Brush the top and sides with the egg wash and place in oven.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes making sure to check it.
  7. Take out of oven and let cool, then slice it into bite size pieces.

Garnish:

  1. Arrange sausage roll bites into a shape of a Christmas tree.
  2. Place sprigs of rosemary sporadically into tree formation, looking like spruce branches.
  3. Do the same for the mushroom-filled ones.

Notes

  1. Use the whole sheet of puff pastry, do not divide it. Just roll it up. This will give you that thick edged puff pastry.
  2. Another way you can do these is to cut the rolls prior to baking them into those wonderful small rounds. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with egg wash. This will give you that nice wheel look.
  3. The cooking time is about 20 minutes at 400° F for this type.