Italian Job: No 14 Bangers & Basil Mash


1 Pack of Meaty Italian Job Sausages: No 14

Ingredients: Mango Salsa

  • 1 Mango (peeled and cut into 10 mm squares)
  • 4 Medium tomatoes (cut into 10 mm squares)
  • 1/2 a Red & half a green chili (finely chopped)
  • 1 Shallot (finely chopped)
  • 2 Spring onions (finely sliced)

Ingredients: The Dressing

  • 2 tbsps of olive oil.
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon.
  • 1 Small garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • Salt and freshly milled pepper

Ingredients: Basil mash

  • 1kg of potatoes
  • 2 tbsps of prepared Pesto (or a little more if you want a stronger flavour)
  • 1 tbsps of Cream (or milk if you prefer)
  • 30g of Butter.
  • A few fresh Basil leaves
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Prepare the mango salsa by mixing all the salsa and dressing until everything is lightly coated, leave until ready to use.
  2. Cut the potatoes into even sized pieces and boil from cold water until the potatoes are soft, drain and allow to dry.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling cook the sausages by grilling for 15-20 minutes, turning regularly until cooked then place in foil in a low heat oven to keep warm while you finish the potatoes
  4. To the cooked drain potatoes add two tablespoons of ready prepared pesto and begin to mash, add a little butter and continue mixing. Add a tablespoon of cream, the butter and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Arrange the sausages and the salsa along with the mash in a suitable table dish and serve with the basil leaves lightly chopped (to release the flavour) over the top of the potatoes.