So, here it is: Swiss style Italian Sausages. I know....strange yes? But it worked! We had Italian sausages defrosted in the fridge and ready to go. Well, that afternoon I had the most intense craving for Swiss Steak. I have been wanting to make Swiss Steak for ages now and kept forgetting. Swiss style Italian Sausages came out of that craving - and a very yummy dish it did turn out to be.
8 lean Mild Italian Gluten Free Sausages
14 oz can whole tomatoes chopped up including the juice
1/2 a celery stalk, chopped small
1 large shallot, sliced
3 minced garlic cloves
3 Tblsp. roughly chopped green pepper
couple splashes gluten free Worcestershire sauce - (I have never found gf Worcestershire sauce in Canada...my dear dtr. brought it back from the States)
Salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 large bay leaf
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tblsp. sweet rice flour
Heat up a non stick frying pan with a drizzle of EVOO on medium high heat. Cook the sausages - turning for about 12-14 min. just until some browning has occurred. Remove to a plate and set aside. Turn the pan down to low, and add in the celery, shallot, garlic, green pepper sauteing about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle in the sweet rice flour and whisk about 1-2 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and juice, Worcestershire sauce, whisking well and add in the bay leaf. Return the sausages to the sauce, reduce heat to a low simmer lid on, and cook for another 30 min.
5 minutes before they are done, remove the lid and increase the heat to reduce the sauce a bit. Serve along side any side dishes and vegetables.