Italian sausage, broad beans and peas


You'll need to take a trip to an Italian deli for the ingredients, but once the shopping’s done this hearty recipe really couldn’t be easier.


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g/1¾oz red onions or spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 120g/4¼oz soft, spicy Calabrian or Tuscan sausage (or a very soft cooking chorizo), skin removed, meat crumbled
  • 50ml/2fl oz Marsala wine
  • 120g/4¼oz broad beans, shelled
  • 120g/4¼oz peas, shelled
  • 1 handful basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 30g/1oz Sardinian ricotta mustia (available from Italian delicatessens) or a similar salted, lightly smoked soft cheese or a soft goats’ cheese
  • 1 handful pea shoots
  • pinch black fennel seeds
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper