Sausage rougail

Sausage rougail
Sausage rougail is a typical dish from the cuisine of Réunion, the French island. It consists of fried sausages in a rich, spicy tomato stew.
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Last modified on: April 18th 2021

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Stage 1 - 1 min.
Sausage rougail
Prick 400 g sausage all over with a fork.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Sausage rougail
Pour 2 tablespoons oil into a large pan on medium heat. When good and hot, add the sausages and cover.

Leave to cook gently and turn halfway through cooking.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Sausage rougail
Meanwhile, peel 1 garlic clove and chop.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Sausage rougail
Prepare 1 onion and chop finely.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Sausage rougail
When the sausages are nicely browned all over, remove from the pan and transfer to a plate.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Sausage rougail
Put the chopped onion and garlic into the pan with the fat from the sausages.

Salt, pepper and cook while stirring for 4 or 5 minutes, allowing them to colour slightly.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Sausage rougail
Add 800 g peeled and chopped tomatoes, 1 tablespoon turmeric, 1 red chilli and 1 beef stock cube. Mix well.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Sausage rougail
Cut the sausages into chunks...

Stage 9 - 1 hour
Sausage rougail
...and add to the pan.

Mix again, then turn down the heat to minimum and cover.

Leave to simmer gently for 1 hour.

Stage 10
Sausage rougail
Take the lid off 1/4 of an hour before the end and leave to finish cooking uncovered.

Check the seasoning.

Stage 11
Sausage rougail
Best served on a bed of plain white rice.
For the chilli pepper, if possible use a bird's eye chilli, split in half.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,079 Kcal or 8,704 Kj68 gr57 gr176 gr
104 %26 %5 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
150 Kcal or 628 Kj5 gr4 gr13 gr
7 %2 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
346 Kcal or 1,449 Kj11 gr9 gr29 gr
17 %4 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 8.45 €
  • Per person : 1.41 €

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Peeled and chopped tomatoesPeeled and chopped tomatoes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Enchiladas, Tagliatelle with rillons and tomatoes, White bean gratin "à l'italienne", Rice à l'italienne, Sausages with baked beans, French style, ... All
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