Spicy Sausage & Kale Lettuce Wraps
4 Pork & Fennel Sausages
½ Teaspoon Dried Chilli Flakes
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Cos Lettuce
4 Kale Leaves, ripped into rough pieces
¼ Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 Tomato, sliced
¼ Cup Flat Leaf Parsley
Sea Salt and Pepper
500g Tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 Onion, diced
1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
½ Tablespoon Butter
Pinch of dried Oregano
Pinch of Sea salt and Black Pepper
To make the tomato relish gently sautee the onion in olive oil for 1 – 2 minutes. Add in the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has started to reduce and thicken.
Once the sauce has reached the consistency you like, remove from the heat and fold through the dried oregano. Add in the butter, a pinch of sea salt and the freshly ground pepper. Leave to cool while you make the spicy sausage wraps.
Pre-heat the oven to 180c. Place the kale pieces on an oven-proof tray and drizzle with half the olive oil. Season with sea salt and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the kale has started to turn crunchy around the edges.
Meanwhile remove the skins from the sausages, place the sausage meat and the dried chilli flakes into a bowl and mix together. Split the sausage mix into two halves and roll each half into a patty.
Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat and fry the sausage patties until golden on both sides.
Lay out 4 or 5 large cos lettuce leaves to create each ‘wrap’. Place a sausage patty on each, and then add the sliced tomato, red onion and parsley leaves. Add a spoonful of tomato relish and then fold the leaves together to create the wrap.
Serve with extra relish on the side.
Kale; The King of Nutrients.
There’s a reason #kale has been trending for the past few years. This prickly green vegetable is one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods and deserves the publicity it gets.
In one cup of raw kale you get:
- 684 per cent of your recommended daily amount (RDA) of Vitamin K
- 206 per cent RDA of Vitamin A
- 134 per cent RDA of Vitamin C
- 26 per cent RDA of Manganese
- 10 per cent RDA of Copper
- 9 per cent RDA of Calcium
- 9 per cent RDA of Potassium
- 6 per cent RDA of Magnesium
All this clocking in at just six grams of good carbs (two of which are fiber), three grams of protein and a little of our favorite fat (Omega-3 fatty acids).
Try this recipe and give your body a bundle of the good stuff.
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