Fancy pork sausage with crisp & creamy potato salad + pickled red onions

Fancy sausage w crisp & creamy potato salad I love, love, LOVE this dish. It’s creamy, its’ crispy, its’ tangy, it’s porky, it’s sweet. And it somehow manages to be both rustic and filling AND fresh and refined.

Waltzing Matilde's crispy & creamy potato salad This is how I like to eat it: it’s September, it’s sunny, I’m standing on the porch on our countryside looking out over the water and the cows grazing in the field. The 2-year-old is sleeping, the 4-year-old is watching some crap on the iPad, my husband and me, not a quarrel in sight, sits down, open 2 bottles of IPA, sighs, and dig in.

Waltzing Matilde cooking sausages This time around, I’ve used pork sausages spiced with lemon zest and oregano from the great butcher Taylor & Jones in Stockholm. If you don’t live in Stockholm, nor near a great butcher, opt for a pork sausage with a high meat content. 

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Awesome Pasta w Shrimps, Shallots and Lemon, AKA The Perfect Date Dish

DSC_0068 This is a great date dish. It strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and refined (in the flavors and by extension, in you!). It’s packed with seafood and umami, both great aphrodisiacs, right? Umami is like the pheromones of food. Right? Eating it you’ll feel like you’re in some great Italian bistro. In Rome. In twilight. Under some vault. By a square filled with pigeons and old men dressed in tailored suits. In the 60s. And you’re Anita Ekberg and he’s Marcello Mastroianni. And you’re drinking an expensive chilled white wine. And you’re charmingly, handsomely tipsy. And your smiles are equal measures cute, sexy and veiled.

Or, I don’t know, it’s Tuesday and you feel like having a pasta. 

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