Home Cooked Three Courses Dinner with Herra Snellman Sausages

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3 course dinner with sausages in every dish? Yes, you read the title correctly. Last week I got asked to participate in a recipe competition hosted by meat product producer, Herra Snellman from Finland. The idea of this competition was to create a recipe with their All Natural –series sausages which have no additives but instead, they have many interesting flavor combinations. The recipe should be done mostly with Finnish ingredients.


As you guys might know I used to be a food blogger on my old blog but I haven’t been making that much recipes to this one. However, when I got the invitation to collaborate I thought that hey, I want to try if there still are some cooking skills left. Well, yes, there is. We were supposed to make a recipe and I ended up making a whole menu, haha! Every piece of it tasted amazing so I think I’m a winner anyway even if they think this isn’t what they were looking for. 🙂



Starter: Parsnip Soup, Lime Yoghurt, Roasted Parsnip and Roasted Chipotle Sausage

For two


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Parsnip Soup




80g (1 small) parsnip


1 tbsp cream cheese

a hint of black pepper and salt


How to


Peel the parsnip. But the pieces in a pot and cover them with water, boil as long as they become soft. Pour most of the water away. Use a hand-blender to create nice and soft cream-like soup. Add cream cheese, salt and pepper and blend with hand blender.



Lime Yoghurt


3 tbsp thick yoghurt (or rahka if you’re in Finland)

some lime juice


Mix together


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Roasted Parsnip




40g (1/2 small) Parsnip

1/2 tbsp orange juice

1/2 tbsp butter

1/2 tbsp honey

a hint of salt


How to


Cut a parsnip in half and then make slices of it. Put the slices in oven tray that’s covered with wax paper. Melt the butter. Mix melted butter, honey, orange juice and salt. Pour the mix on top of the parsnip slices. Cook in oven first 10 minutes in 210C, if you have a convection oven turn the air circulation on for 5 minutes and keep the temperature same. If you don’t have convection oven turn up the heat to 250C for 5 minutes.



Roasted Sausages


4-6 Herra Snellman Chipotle Sausages or other spicy hot mini sausages


Heat up a frying pan. Put the sausages to dry pan and roast them for 5 minutes. Remember to turn them over couple times while roasting.


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Putting it All Together


  1. Pour the soup into two heated soup plates
  2. Cut sausages in slices
  3. Set roasted parsnip slices and sausage slices on top of the soup
  4. Share the yoghurt into two parts and put those to the soup
  5. Add some fresh thyme on top of the plate
  6. Enjoy!




Main Course: Potato-Apple Smash, Glazed Carrots, Roasted Provencale Sausage, Lingonberry Compote and Crunchy Borecole

For two


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Potato-Apple Smash




140g Sour Apples (for example Finnish Kaneli apples or Granny Smiths)

140g Potatoes




How to


Peel the potatoes. Cut them in pieces. Wash the apples, take away the stubs and cores and cut in pieces. Heat up some water in a pot. Boil the apples and potatoes for 20 minutes. And mash them.



Glazed Carrots




1-2 carrots

1/2 tbsp butter

1/2 tbsp honey

1/4 dl (1/8 cup) water

a hint of salt and black pepper



How to


Peel the carrots and cut them into small cubes. Heat water, butter, honey and spices in a frying pan. Add the carrots and boil for 5 minutes in low heat. Increase the heat and cook for another 5 minutes so that they’ll caramelize.



Roasted Provencecale Sausages


Take two Herra Snellman Provencecale sausages (or other Provence-style spiced sausages) and cut them both in half. Roast in a dry frying pan for 5 minutes (turn them over couple times)


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Lingonberry Compote


Put 1/2 dl (1/4 cup) of lingonberries, 1tbsp water, 2tbsp sugar and a hint of vanilla into a little ceramic cup. Put the mix into a microwave oven for 1-2 minutes.



Crunchy Borecole


Wash some borecole leaves under cold water. Dry them with some paper towels. Put them in a bowl and add some salt and oil or melted butter (I used olive oil), mix. Put a wax paper in a baking tray and heat up an oven to 200C. Then spread the leaves on the baking tray and cook until crispy and slightly brown from the corners. That should take approximately 7 minutes. You only need 3-6 leaves for this dinner but these are good snacks too so you might want to do more. 🙂


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Putting it All Together


  1. Heat two main course plates
  2. Put the potato-apple smash in a circle in the middle of the plates
  3. Put the lingonberry compote on top the smash circles
  4. Put the glazed carrot cubes around the circle
  5. Place two sausage halves on top of the circles crossing each other a bit
  6. Crumble some borecole on top for decoration and some extra taste and texture
  7. Enjoy!



Dessert: Chorizo-Chocolate Pancakes with Raspberry Compote

For two


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Chorizo-Chocolate Pancakes




1/2 banana

1 egg

1 egg white

a hint of baking powder

a hint of salt

20g (2-3 pieces) dark chocolate (I used Fazer’s but f.ex. Hershey’s would work fine too)

3/4dl (1/3 cup) rolled oats

1/2 Herra Snellman Chorizo (or other similar sausages)


How to


Put everything but chocolate and chorizo to a blender and blend until smooth. Cut chocolate and chorizo into small pieces and mix them to the dough. Heat a frying pan and put some oil to it, stir 4 pancakes with some oil or butter.



Raspberry Compote


Take 1/2dl (1/4 cup) of raspberries and 1tsp of sugar and put them into a small ceramic bowl. Heat 1 minute in a microwave oven and mix.



Putting it All Together


Serve the pancakes warm with some warm raspberry compote on top of them.



I found it very interesting to try doing fine dining kind of food with sausages. I’m not usually much into eating them but I think I made very interesting and filling menu with them. My fiancée was laughing at my ideas (especially the chocolate-chorizo pancakes) but after all, he enjoyed the menu as much as I did. I hope you guys enjoy it too or at least get inspired to try new things. 🙂


Do you like try cooking new foods? What was the last thing you tried and made work?


    1. You sure can change those sausages to vegetarian sausages! There is plenty of good ones available. Or you could do some spice roasted veggies to substitute spicy sausages in appetizer​ and main course. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Rose! 🙂 I’m clad you find the presentation great. That dish with sausage and smashed apples was my favorite even though all of these were delicious.


  1. I love this type of comfort food! And sausages. I really love sausages. Will have to give some of these a try! :-*
    XO Miss Portmanteau

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  2. I love to cook new dishes but never cook regularly! This so makes me want to try the recipe! Also, I wish I was a taste tester for your dishes hehe they are a delicious sight!

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    1. Haha, kiitos! 🙂 Toimii itseasiassa tosi hyvin siinä jälkkärissä – kuitenkin suolainen ja makea (esim. suolapähkinät ja suklaa) toimii tosi hyvin. Ja kun makkaraa oli niin vähän niin ei sitä oikeastaan huomaa kuin ekstra suolaisuutena ja mehevyytenä. 🙂


    1. Oh thank you! Couple years ago I dreamed of career in cooking but I figured out that it isn’t same to cook for fun and to cook for hours every day. However, I still highly enjoy making new recipes and photographing those. 🙂


  3. I can’t believe someone can actually make a three-course meal with sausages. And that too one of them being a dessert! You certainly are a class cook! Can’t wait to try your Chorizo-Chocolate Pancakes with Raspberry Compote. It looks delicious!

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    1. Hahaha! You’re not the only one. My fiancee and his mother have been laughing at my idea quite hard. But hey, it worked even though it might sound funny. 🙂 I’d love to hear what you think after trying the recipe!


  4. wow! All these recipes have interesting taste angles that I should really try. I never knew that it is that easy to make parsnip soup, or that you can mix up apples with mashed potatoes…

    As for dessert.. pretty exotic! What’s the real verdict on them? hahaha! I would love to try this but we don’t have any raspberries from where I come from… any suggestions for a substitute?

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Nicole! I’m happy to hear that you like the recipes and would like to try them. 🙂 Maybe could substitute the raspberries with either black currants or mangos? If you have those around?


  5. Wow, this seems like a really cool (but difficult!) challenge and you totally nailed it! I’m super impressed by your plating abilities. You could give the contestants on Master Chef (or some other cooking competition) a real run for their money.


    1. Haha, thanks. I’m probably not a master chef yet but I admit doing quite well with this challenge. Cooking is fun and it’s great to see the creations looking just like planned. 🙂


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