Thursday, February 29 2024

In this recipe, tender pieces of pork skin are carefully rolled around a hearty and delicious filling of seasoned Italian sausage, creating a combination of textures and tastes that will leave your taste buds singing.

These rolls are then bathed in a robust tomato sauce, adding depth and a touch of sweetness to the dish.


Involtini di Cotica Ripieni di Salsiccia is a true celebration of Italian culinary tradition.

Whether served as a comforting family dinner or as the centerpiece of a special gathering, this dish will transport you to the heart of Italy with every bite.

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and embark on a culinary journey to create these delightful Italian involtini.

Buon appetito!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

For pork skin rolls:

  • 8 large pieces of pork skin (cotechino or similar)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sausage filling:

  • 1 pound (450 g) pork sausage (mild or spicy, depending on preference)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For cooking and serving:

  • Olive oil for cooking

METHOD

Prepare the pork skin rolls:

 

If the pork skin pieces are too thick, pound them gently to make them more pliable.

Season the pork skin with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Prepare the sausage filling:

In a large skillet, heat a little olive oil over medium heat.

Add the finely chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

Remove the sausage from the casing and crumble it into the pan.

Cook the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through.

Add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

Remove the filling from the heat and allow it to cool.

Assemble the Rolls:

Lay the pork skin pieces on a clean surface.

Divide the sausage filling evenly among the pieces, spreading it over each one.

Tightly roll the pork skin around the stuffing, securing with toothpicks or kitchen twine if necessary.

Prepare the tomato sauce:

 

In a separate saucepan, combine the crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil and season with salt and pepper.

Simmer the sauce over low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Cook the Rolls:

 

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
Place the pork rolls in the hot skillet and sear on all sides until golden brown and crispy.
Remove excess oil from the pan.

 

Final assembly:

Pour the tomato sauce over the cooked rolls.
Cover the skillet and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, so that the flavors blend and the rolls finish cooking.

 

 

Serve:

Remove the toothpicks or string from the rolls.
Serve the Involtini di Cotica Ripieni di Salsiccia hot, Enjoy!

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