I ate something quite similar to this years ago in a French restaurant and have been on the look-out for a similar dish. Haven’t found anything that fits the bill so here’s my take on it. I think it’s pretty special.
3 cloves garlic
250ml ham stock
1 tin of peas (go for young peas if possible – pettie pois would also work)
a pack of decent sausages (mine were local supermarket ones and too salty)
Get a big pan and gently fry the sausages in a lug or two of olive oil. This should take about 20 to 30 mins so steady on the burner heat. Rush cooking a sausage – like being over vigorous in the opening stages of sex – is likely to split the casing and can lead to disaster.
Once the sausages are nicely browned on all sides remove from the pan, add the bacon and fry until browned then throw in the chopped onion and finely chopped garlic and cook until just showing a little colour. Add the herbs and stir through.
Now add the ham stock and the peas let them warm through, reintroduce the sausages (again just to warm through) and you’re ready.
I served with whole buttered carrots.