Spicy Lamb Sausage and Walnuts in Phyllo Pastry Triangles

  • Yield: 24 pieces
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins

Ingredients

1tablespoon olive oil
1/4cup onion, diced
1/4cup fennel, diced
1clove garlic, minced
1-1/2pound lamb sausage
1teaspoon paprika
1/2teaspoon cardamom, ground
1/2teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/2teaspoon coriander, ground
1/4teaspoon cumin, ground
3/4teaspoon coarse salt as needed
3/8teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground as needed
1/2cup California walnuts, toasted
2tablespoons Chives, fresh, chopped
1 egg
2tablespoons water
12sheets Phyllo dough, commercially prepared
1/2 to 3/4cup Unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add onion, fennel and garlic and sauté about 4 minutes, until softened.  Add sausage and cook, breaking up sausage with a spatula, for 5 minutes.  Add paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander and cumin and cook 5 minutes more.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Stir in walnuts and chives and remove from heat.  You will have about 3-1/2 cups sausage mixture.  Set aside.
  2. Whisk egg and water together and set aside.
  3. To form phyllo pastry triangles, cut 1 sheet of phyllo in half lengthwise.  Fold each half in half lengthwise, thus making 2 strips each about 3 inches wide. (Keep any phyllo you are not working on covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel.)  Brush each strip lightly with melted butter.  Place about 3 tablespoons sausage mixture t the left end of each strip.  Working with one strip at a time, fold corner of phyllo over filling on a diagonal, so left edge of strip is flush with bottom edge.  Continue folding, as you would fold a flag, thus forming a triangular packet.  Repeat buttering, filling and folding with remaining phyllo sheets.  Brush tops of finished pastries with egg mixture and set aside.
  4. PER ORDER: Place four phyllo triangles on parchment covered sheet pan and bake in a preheated 350F over about 15 minutes, until crisp and golden.  Serve hot.

Dry Creek Kitchen recipe provided courtesy of Charlie Palmer

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 180
  • Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 300mg
  • Potassium 105mg
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 7g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%
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