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Recipe for family meals :

Sausages in Red Wine Sauce

Ian CockingThis recipes comes from Leaning's of Tealby - makers of Viking Sausages. Established in the 1860's, no butcher's shop could be more traditional than Leaning's of Tealby. The entire workforce (of one) takes personal and particular care over everything that leaves the shop . . . that's the best way to guarantee that the quality is right.

Made by hand on the premises in the traditional way, Leaning's sausages have a considerable local reputation. The overall flavour is unique. Tasty, moist and delicious, made entirely from local pork. Every morsel is carefully checked and prepared by Ian, who has run the shop for over twenty years, having taken over from his father before him. The secrets of sausage making passed on from generation to generation.

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"The unique herby flavour of Leaning's home made Viking Sausages really complements this wonderfully rich red wine sauce. I find it's perfect with pasta, mash, rice or new potatoes, whatever you feel like".


450g (1lb) Viking Sausages
225g (8oz) Smoked bacon diced
225g (8oz) shallots
1 clove of garlic
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon of thyme
175gm (6oz) mushrooms
1 tablespoon of redcurrant jelly
275ml (10oz) red wine
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of flour
1 tablespoon of olive oil


  • Grill the Viking Sausages slowly until nice and brown.
  • Brown the bacon with the garlic and shallots.
  • Add the sausages to the pan and pour in the wine.
  • Add the thyme and bay leaves.
  • Season and bring to the boil, put the lid on and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for a further 20 minutes with the lid off.
  • Remove sausages and whisk in the flour and redcurrant jelly.
  • Once the sauce is thick and glossy return the sausages and serve with fresh pasta like tagliatelle.

Serves 4

Leaning's of Tealby