Delicious salsicce al vino… You can also find this dish by the name of sausages in wine sauce. This is a classic Italian sausage recipe and another family favorite here! Be prepared for some flavor explosions.
Make way for these heavenly sausages in wine sauce!
Yet another Italian savory recipe and a true family winner dinner here at home! I think that I must have made these sausages a zillion times before already. Years ago I saw this recipe in an Italian cookbook somewhere along the line.
What I liked the most about the recipe was its simplicity. So I put it on our menu and tried it out.
Needless to say that these sausages in wine sauce were an instant hit. A winner dinner in other words!
And as I never hear any complaints when the hubs asks me what’s for dinner. And I say at least three times a month: Italian sausages in wine sauce…
Well then I will just keep on preparing this amazing dish as often as I can.
Be prepared for some flavor explosions here! You will absolutely adore these sausages in wine sauce.
Italian Sausages In Wine Sauce
I don’t remember in which Italian cookbook exactly that I found this delicious recipe.
Over the years I have collected so many of them. Cooking magazines as well. And then one fine day when we were in the process of moving to Spain, I decided to give most of them away to my family and friends. I’ve kept 2 of them, the ones that I used them most.
The other reason is that nowadays you can find every single recipe on the internet. Plus it saves lots of space in my kitchen cupboards as well.
So I suspect that the original recipe for these Italian style sausages in wine sauce were in one of those cookbooks.
You might have heard of this classic dish before in Italian. It also goes by the name of salsicce al vino. Yep. Plain and simple sausages in wine sauce. Nothing more, and nothing less.
Do you often cook with wine in your kitchen?
And if so, do you prefer to cook with red or with white wine? Sure enough you can use a splash of red wine instead of the white wine that I use. But then I suggest that you also add a couple of drops of balsamic vinegar to add extra acidity and sweetness to the wine sauce. Or the red wine sauce might be too bitter in the end.
However I like the white wine version just a tad more.
I don’t know why. But then I guess it’s just a matter of taste. Oh well go on and add whatever wine you like best. Even fortified wines such as madeira, sherry or marsala would even work here!
I also added a couple of fresh thyme sprigs because they give this savory Italian sausage dish the perfect Tuscany earthiness that it deserves. And what type of sausages should you use? Whatever sausages you can find really, just make sure that they are not too spicy or smoky because those flavors might overshadow the subtle wine sauce.
Which would really be a shame.
I mainly buy fatty sausages that usually contain a mixture of veal and also pork mince for this one. That’s just because I like their velvety texture and fragile flavor, backed up by that lovely white wine sauce…
Or simply some grilled ciabatta bread to mop up that delicious wine sauce in the end.
Sausages In Wine Sauce Recipe
- 12,5 oz fresh sausages (350 g)
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- ½ cup dry white wine (120 ml)
- 3 sprigs thyme
- olive oil
- Pierce the sausages lightly with a fork or a sharp knife a couple of times so they don't burst open while baking. Pour a little bit of olive oil in a large non-stick pan and add the sausages and fresh thyme. Season with pepper and salt.
- Place the pan over medium heat and brown the sausages uncovered for 6 to 7 minutes on all sides. Turn them regularly.
- After that add the white wine vinegar to the pan.
- Let the vinegar reduce for 2 minutes over medium-low heat. Then add the dry white wine.
- Simmer for another 7 to 8 minutes until the white wine has partially reduced and makes a golden brown sauce.
- Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Put the baked sausages onto plates and drizzle with the brown wine sauce. Sprinkle with extra fresh thyme and pepper. Serve immediately while hot.