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Bean and merguez with gremolata

bean and merguez with gremolata




1.Cook onion, bacon and garlic in heated oiled large saucepan, stirring, until onion softens and bacon crisps. Add undrained tomatoes and stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2.Meanwhile, cook sausages in heated oiled medium frying pan until browned and cooked through; slice thinly.
3.Add sausage to soup with beans; stir until soup is hot.
4.To make the gremolata; combine ingredients in a small bowl.
5.Serve bowls of soup sprinkled with gremolata.

Merguez, the French spelling of the Arabic “mirqaz”, is a small spicy lamb sausage eaten in Tunisia and Algeria. It is served grilled as part of a mezze, or fried then cooked with pulses, various meats and vegetables in tagines, cassoulet or other hearty casseroles.


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