Rougail Saucisse/Sausage Rougail#EattheWorld

The “Sausage Rougail” is a stewed dish that is very tasty and simple to make. It is essentially a tomato-based dish, with rich flavours. Rougail sausage is a traditional Reunion dish, based on creole sausages often smoked or fresh.
The name “Rougail” actually comes from the Tamil language, which originates from India and is widely spoken on Reunion Island. I have used pork sausages, you can use any type of sausage.

Serves 2

2 Toulouse Sausages/ Fresh Pork Sausage
6 Hot Dog Sausages - cut into roundels
2 Large Onions - finely chopped
3 Large Cloves Garlic
1" Piece Ginger - finely chopped
4 Medium Tomatoes - blanched, peeled and chopped
¼ Teaspoon Black Peppercorns powder
2 Green chilly - slit
2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme leaves
2 Sprigs Fresh Parsley
½ Teaspoon Red Chili Flakes or to taste
Salt to taste

In a pot, boil sausages 5 minutes, prick with a fork and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Cool them then cut sausages into thick diagonal slices.
In a broad pan heat little olive oil, add chopped onions and garlic and continue to fry 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, chilly flakes and pepper powder, salt to taste, fry for a minute or two. 
Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft
Add the sausages, herbs give it a good mix, cover and simmer on low flame 5 minutes
then add the slit green chilly again cover let is cook on low flame for another 5 minutes. 
Ready to be served.
Enjoy with plain rice!!
This was truly yum yum!!
My Notes
You can use any sausage of your choice. If you do not get fresh sausage, increase the quantity of hot dog sausages or any pre cooked sausages . Adjust the spice level according to your taste.
Labels: Reunion Island, International Cuisine, Sausages, Pork, Main course, Eat the World

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  1. This looks so delicious! I love seeing all our variations of the same recipe. Cooking is fun like that!

  2. How fun!!! A new hot dog recipe. I never think hot dogs when I think sausage, thanks for opening my eyes.