Sausages with Pear-Potato Mash & Mustard

There's nothing more English than sausages and mash. It's the ultimate comfort food! Give it a Dutch twist by using good quality, locally reared pork sausages and local pears through the mash which work so well with pork.

serves 2

2 good-quality pork sausages of your choice, about 150g each
1 small bunch tarragon
2 pears
350g shallots
600g floury potatoes
35g butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon olive oil
50-100 ml milk
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
2 tablespoons red wine- or balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper 


Peel the potatoes in cut into 2 cm cubes. Peel the pears and cut into slices. Finely slice the shallots into rings.

Place the potatoes and pears in pan with cold water and a good pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and cook for about 15 minutes until they are soft.

Heat a frying pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat and fry the sausages gently until golden and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Remove the sausages from the pan and keep warm. Sweat the shallots in the same frying pan for about 4 minutes. Add the brown sugar and fry for 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar and cook for 30 seconds. Return the sausages to the pan and keep warm over a low heat. Add a splash of water if the shallots are getting too dry.

Drain the water from the potatoes. Mash the potatoes and pears with 1 teaspoon grain mustard, butter and enough milk to make a creamy mash. Season with salt and pepper.

Finely chop the tarragon and stir through the shallots. Divide the potato-pear mash between 2 plates. Lay the sausages on the side and spoon over the shallots.



voor 2 personen

2 varkensworstjes van goede kwaliteit, ongeveer 150 gram per stuk
1 klein bosje dragon
2 peren
350gr sjalotjes
600gr kruimige aardappels
35gr boter
1 eetlepel bruine basterdsuiker
2 eetlepels olijfolie
50-100ml melk
1 theelepel grove mosterd
2 eetlepels rode wijnazijn of balsamicoazijn
zout en peper


Schil de aardappels en snijd ze in blokjes van 2 cm. Schil de peren en snijd ze in plakjes. Snijd de sjalotjes in dunne ringetjes.

Doe de aardappels in een pan met koud water, voeg wat zout toe en breng aan de kook. Kook ze in ongeveer 15 minuten gaar.

Verwarm een koekenpan met 2 eetlepels olijfolie op medium vuur en braad hier in de worstjes goudbruin voor ongeveer 10 minuten.

Haal de worstjes uit de pan en houd ze warm. Smoor de sjalotjes in de koekenpan voor 4 minuten. Voeg suiker toe en bak 1 minuut. Voeg daarna de azijn toe en kook 30 seconden. Voeg worstjes toe aan de pan en houd warm op een laag vuurtje. Voeg eventueel wat water toe.

Giet het water van de aardappels af. Maak van de aardappels, peren, mosterd, melk en boter een smeuïge puree. Breng op smaak met zout en peper.

Snijd de dragon fijn en meng dit door de sjalotjes. Verdeel de aardappel/perenstamppot over 2 borden, leg de worstjes ernaast en verdeel het sjalottenmengsel er overheen.


Pears Baked in Red Wine

Serves 8

1 to 1½ bottles robust Italian red wine
rind of 1 lemon and 1 orange
2 cloves
½ cinnamon stick
4 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
200 g sugar
8 pears (Conference or Williams)

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Place all the ingredients except the pears in a pan with a little extra water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

Wash the pears, remove the core from underneath with a pomme Parisienne- bore (or with a teaspoon), leave the stalk on.

Place the pears in the pan, stalks pointing up. Bake in the oven without a lid for 1½ hours. In the beginning the pears should be almost covered with wine, later this will evaporate, leaving a sort of caramelized skin on the top of the pears.

Take the pears out of the cooking juice carefully so as not to break the skin, and place on a serving dish. Strain off the cooking juices and reduce until the syrupy in texture with a good rich flavour. Allow to cool slightly and serve with the pears.

This dish may be eaten hot or cold. Delicious served with ice cream or mascarpone flavoured with vanilla.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours