To make the pesto: Add the arugula, garlic, cheese, and walnuts
to the bowl of a food processor
, and puree. As the processer is running, drizzle
in the olive oil. This will be used to garnish
. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper, to taste. If the pesto
is too thick, you can thin it out with water.
To make the sausage: Cut the sausage link into large 1 1/2-inch chunks. Heat the oil in a saute pan, and saute the sausage
until the edges start to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Toss the pieces while they fry
so they cook all over.
Add a dash of sherry vinegar
to the pan to deglaze
and release all the flavors. Transfer the sausage to a platter and serve with dollops of the arugula
pesto. Add little cocktail
sticks or toothpicks to each piece for easy eating.