Sage - what do I use it for(7 Posts)
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I’ve been growing herbs. Used all of them except this plethora of sage. What do I cook it with?
Sage goes really well with butternut squash - so roasted with it, in a risotto, pureed. I also buy ready made squash ravioli and gently fry sage in better for a few seconds and pour it over the ravioli. Top with parmesan, it's so delicious.
Also v. good with chicken - if you buy thighs skin on and bone in, gently lift the skin away and pop in a couple of sage leaves in each thigh and roast, imparts a lovely flavour. Can also do the same with a whole chicken, it looks lovely too!
If you have tons left over, chop and store in icecube trays topped up with olive oil and then freeze, one in a stew/bolognese etc at the end of cooking really lifts it. Works with all hardy herbs!
Was just about to say butternut squash.
Obviously in stuffing too.
Was also going to say butternut squash risotto, a staple in our household and always enjoyed by guests too!
Also good with things like walnuts I think. You could potentially make a sage and walnut pesto which be good with pasta obvs.
Could also make a sage infused oil. Just chop a load up and infuse with olive oil?
Lovely with pork or made in to a stuffing for chicken roasts.
Sage and onion stuffing www.bbc.com/food/recipes/sageandonionstuffing_1328
Sage and rosemary chicken stew www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/s/sage-rosemary-chickenstew.html
Pork and sage www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pork-recipes/roasted-pork-chops-with-sage-and-champ/
Chop finely then mix into softened butter - then you can use it for stuffing under the skin of chicken before roasting, adding to the pan when frying calves liver or in saltimbocca
Mini potatoes 1/2d in oil for 15- 20 min
red onion wedges
Sausages (any bit I like apple ones)
Butternut squash slices
A drizzle of honey and oil
A few sage leaves
Bake for another 45 minutes to an hour
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