This evening I decided to knock up something from scratch, something different and something of my own. I decided upon a coddle of sorts but with a Moroccan twist. It was really tasty and I generally don't even like my own food but this really hit the spot and left me wanting more on bitterly cold windy evening. Also in keeping with what I have learned from Jamie Oliver, I used my food processor for the prep, it really sped up everything, I think I would be lost without it these days. Myself and Joanne picked it up in Dunnes Stores at Christmas time for €29 euro down from €99, a bargain to end all bargains, its perfect.
Here's what you will need:
1 Large onion
4 Garlic cloves
4 Sticks of celery
1/2 Teasp of oregano
1 Heaped dessertspoon of tomato puree
1 Chicken stock cube
500ml of water
Pinch of saffron
Sea salt flakes
6 Beef sausages
Juice 1 lemon
1 Red, 1 green & 1 yellow pepper
1 can of mixed beans
1/4 teasp of harissa
- Peel onion and garlic blitz in food processor until finely chopped. Sweat in a saucepan with two teaspoons of oil, until translucent.
- Wash, peel, top n tail carrots and parnsip. Place in food processor with 4 sticks of washed celery, blitz until finely chopped, adding to the onions. Gently sweat with a little more oil for 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree. Blitz your deseeded peppers finely in the food processor and add to the saucepan.
- In a jug dissolve a stock cube in 500ml of water with a pinch of saffron. Adding to the saucepan, bring to the boil and gently simmer whilst you cook the sausages. In a pan brown the sausages on all sides for 8 minutes.
- Remove from the pan and cut in to bite size chunks, adding to the saucepan. Bring back to the boil and place back on simmer.
- Now add your mixed beans to the saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, make sure to keep tasting to get the seasoning right. Now add your harissa and stir through this will give a gentle background heat to the coddle.
- Your coddle is ready to serve with some nice bread for mopping up afterwards. My bread is gorgeous batard I got from Arun Bakery on Saturday morning.
I love this coddle its so tasty and really warms you up on a cold day, and the beef sausages work a real treat.
Try it because its proper yummy!
Thanks for reading