Sausage and Juniper Berry Stew with Creamy Layered Potatoes

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recipe by Cormac Walsh

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Sausages get an elegant makeover. This warming sausage and red wine stew would make a wonderfully different dinner party dish, or try it as a midweek treat. The layered potatoes provide all the flavour and creaminess of a gratin in just 20 minutes.

recipe updated Sep 14, 2020


  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (about 135 g)
  • Juniper berries icon
    Juniper berries
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Beef stock icon
    Beef stock
    300 ml (about 300 g)
  • Water icon
    500 ml (about 500 g)
  • Potato icon
    375 g (about 2 ΒΌ)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    1 tbsp (about 3.9 g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 13.65 g)
  • Sausage icon
    6 (about 660 g)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    150 ml (about 150 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch (about 0.38 g)
  • Cornflour icon
    1 tbsp (about 7.95 g)
  • Water icon
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Double cream icon
    Double cream
    150 ml (about 150 g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    2 tbsp (about 18.9 g)


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  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Medium roasting dish
  • kCook icon Jug
  • kCook icon Serving plate

Step preview

  1. Heat olive oil to a clean frying pan
  2. Add sausage, red onion and juniper berries to the frying pan
  3. Cook in frying pan until just cooked - approx 10 min, medium heat
  4. Add red wine and beef stock to the frying pan
  5. Boil in frying pan
  6. Add salt & pepper to the frying pan
  7. Reduce in frying pan to simmer - low heat
  8. Add cornflour and water to a clean jug
  9. Transfer content of jug to frying pan
  10. Stir until thickened
  11. Add water and potato to a clean large saucepan
  12. Cook until tender - 8 min
  13. Drain
  14. Return
  15. Add double cream and salt & pepper to the large saucepan
  16. Transfer content of large saucepan to medium roasting dish
  17. Scatter parmesan cheese over the potatoes
  18. Cook until bubbles form - approx 10 min, medium-high heat
  19. Transfer potatoes to 2 serving plates
  20. Transfer content of frying pan to 2 serving plates
  21. Garnish with fresh parsley
  22. Serve immediately
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