Friday, August 29, 2014

Bollito Misto

Another simple but flavorful Gordon Ramsay recipe. What I love about this  recipe is that its so rustic and simple but still packed with flavour. I didnt have Puy lentils so used brown  lentils and used dried thyme instead of fresh.
For sausages I used precooked chicken garlic sausages. I  made this a couple of times before and sometimes used beef sausages.The boys loved  it served on top of some mashed potatoes,  or rice,although its good as a stew with bread.

Recipe : Bollito Misto  recipe adapted from Gordon Ramsay's Easy Bollito Misto from his book The ultimate cookery course. 

1 pkt Gills Chicken garlic sausages or beef sausages ( as you know we don't get fresh sausages so I use these)
1 large carrot, sliced  at an angle
1 celery stick, sliced at an angle
3 cloves garlic, sliced
175g  brown lentils, rinsed in running water
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried thyme or use fresh thyme
1 chicken stock cube
800ml hot water ( or use fresh or packed chicken stock instead of using stock cube)
pinch of dried chilli flakes,
Finely chopped parsley,( small handful)
olive oil

Heat a little olive oil in large deep frying pan,  brown your sausages and remove.

Add garlic, celery and carrots and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Sprinkle in thyme, chilli flakes and add bay leaf and lentils.

Mix the stock cube into the hot water and pour this into the lentil mixture, alternately use fresh or those packed stock instead.  Bring to a quick boil and then lower heat and simmer ( add the sausages if you are using fresh ones). Add a little more water if the water dries up and the lentil is still not cooked.

Once the lentils starts to soften, after about 15 minutes, return the sausages into the pan and cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes . Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle in finely chopped parsley and serve warm .

Submitting  this over to "Cook Like : Gordon Ramsay" event at  Zoe's  from  Bake for Happy Kids  , who is   co-hosting  this event with Yen from Eat your heart out  and Mich of Piece of Cake.


  1. Sausage and lentils make a great comfort dish. Perfect with some garlic bread too.

  2. Hi Nammi,

    Your family is so lucky to have you cooking this wholesome and comfort dish for them. I can see that it is fully packed with beautiful flavours.


  3. Hi Nammi,
    Your dish looks delicious! It must be really good over rice!

  4. Looks very filling and nutritious as well..

  5. Very comforting and delicious! Bet it's yummy with mashed potatoes!

  6. I yest have to try sausage and lentils...thanks for the recipe Nammi.
    Enjoy the rest of your week :D

  7. Delicious one pot meal........ Love the combo!!

  8. Howdy Nammi ! How are you doing ? Btw, where are you about.... is it Johor ? You shifted to Johor ?


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