Salsiccia Italian Sausage
Serves 4 People
- 8 Salsiccian Fennel Sausages
- 150g Arugula
- 3 Blood Oranges
- 1-2 Fennel Bulbs
- 100g Walnuts
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp. Honey
- 1 Tbsp. Walnut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Fruit Balsamic
- Salt and Pepper
This is Otto's declaration of love to the Salsiccia Sausages. With this simple recipe, the spicy flavors of the fennel sausage combined with a tasty fennel arugula salad, blood oranges and a homemade fresh dressing, come together in a big Salsiccian bang!
Salsiccia Italian Sausage with Fennel
The Salsiccia Italian sausage specialty consists of fresh pork and bacon and is refined with aromatic herbs. Each region and village has its own special recipe, and, of course, praises it as the best. Italian sausages are an art in Italy and the Salsiccian sausages have made a name for themselves worldwide. Fennel is a classic Salciccia Italian sausage filling, giving the sausage a spicy and fine-dry freshness. Salsiccia can be roasted, cooked and of course grilled – so, it’s high time for you to try this rustic delicacy hot off Otto’s O.F.B.
Fennel Salad with Blood Oranges
First, wash, drain and cut off the stems of the rocket lettuce. Peel two blood oranges and separate the slices. Then, wash the fennel and cut off the outer skin. Remove the hard stalk end as well as any core that is too hard to eat. Quarter the fennel tuber and cut finely at a slight angle.
Salad Dressing Mix
The salad dressing is a mix of spicy and sweet to complement the fennel. First, fix the mustard and honey in a small bowl. Then, squeeze the juice of half a blood orange into the mix. Add the fruit balsamic vinegar and stir. Lastly, add the walnut oil and finish off your salad dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Wait to dress your salad until the last moment. Keep everything in the fridge until it is time to serve.
Salsiccia Italian Barbecue
Preheat the O.F.B. for about three minutes at the highest level. Then, place the fennel dogs on the cool grill grate and insert into the grill at Meat-O-Meter level 1. Grill your Salsiccia sausages at medium temperature from all sides until they develop a golden brown color. Thanks to the top heat, you will achieve a perfectly even cooking and fine roasted aroma, emphasizing the herbal Italian sausage.
Otto’s Grill Tip: Time how long it takes for the tops of your sausages to first reach a golden brown color (about 20-30 seconds). Then, turn the dogs 90° (a quarter-turn) and let them grill the same length. Repeat this step two more times to grill all sides evenly (a quarter-turn 4 times).
Otto’s Option: You can also grill the fennel and add it to the Salsiccia Italian sausages as grilled vegetables.
Arrange Your Salsiccian Plate
Drizzle the dressing over the fennel orange salad and mix well together. Top the salad with blood orange fillets and walnuts – so your side salad is a real eye-catcher. Arrange together with the Italian fennel sausage and dig in.