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grape picker sausages

These grape picker sausages roasted with grapes, onion and red wine make a super simple yet delicious classic Italian dish. It’s called ‘saliscie all’uva’ and is a traditional lunch for Italian grape pickers. The slightly caramelizedred winesauce goes so well with the sweet grapes and salty sausages. Balsamic vinegar makes the sauce even sweeter and more syrupy. This is one of those Italian dishes where a just few simple ingredients  make a wonderfully tasty dish. If you are not a fan of red wine, you could use white wine and white grapes instead.Looking for more berry recipes? Check out my (Dutch) book Dosia Plukt Bessen


druivenplukkersworstjes grape pickers sausages


grape pickers sausages

Main course, serves ± 4 
Prep time ± 25 min.

1 tbsp olive oil
4 Italian sausages
3 red onions, in wedges
250 g purple or red grapes
2 tsp fennel seed
2 garlic cloves, cut in half
4 tbsp red wine or balsamic vinegar

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the sausages and fry, turning regularly, for ± 10 minutes. Add the onion and fry for another 5 minutes. Stir in the grapes, fennel seeds and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the wine and cook for a few more minutes or until just caramelized. Season with salt and pepper. Grape picker sausages are delicious with mashed potatoes or crusty bread.

Vegan option:
Use vegan sausages and use 1 tablespoon extra tasty olive oil.

Photography: Eric van Lokven Styling: Jet Krings

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