Monday, 21 November 2011

Cookbook Challenge #6

After a small absence, I finally got back into my cookbook challenge with a recipe from Good Food Magazine. I have a subscription to the magazine, thanks to my mum, and love looking through them. I cut out the recipes that sound good and.... Well, I file them and forget about them *laughs*

So my latest challenge recipe involved me looking through the cut outs and choosing one to finally make a go of.

Balsamic Roasted Sausages with Red Veg. This recipe is available online if you fancy giving it a try, which I think you should ;)

I made a couple of tiny changes - I didn't include the cherry tomatoes because neither boyfriend nor I like them. As for the sausages - well, roasting them cooks them through but doesn't give them much colour (they brown on a couple of sides but not all over). So, after they were cooked I finished them off in a frying pan with a little extra balsamic and honey just to get them nicely browned and sticky.

This was definitely a success. Everything was really tasty and it made a nice change to do something different with sausages (we tend to cook them the same every time!) Even though I didn't do any carbs with the meal, it was more than filling enough.

The recipe involves very little prep, and most of the cooking doesn't involve anything more taxing than shoving it all in the oven, so I think this will almost certainly make it onto our list of weeknight dinners *grins* Which is sort of the point of this whole challenge ;)

And, because there's a lot of text in this post, here's a close-up of the sticky roasted goodness *laughs*

Photographing food that I intend to eat is hard! I don't want it to get cold, so I try to be as quick as possible while still trying to find the right light. And I am certainly not restaurant quality when it comes to dishing up, which is why you rarely see a picture of the whole plate!


  1. that looks yummy - i like sausages.

  2. That looks so good, even at 7AM.

  3. And I was wondering what I was going to make for dinner! Thanks!!

  4. Looks delcious! I might have to try that!

  5. The pictures aren't too bad, are they? :-)
    Looks good and tastes good. Let's give it a try. I'm in need of quick and easy weekend dishes anyway.

  6. That is a great looking dish. Love the combination of sausages and peppers. The honey was a terrific addition.

    Thanks for recommending "The Flavour Thesaurus". It is exactly what I need to start improvising recipes of my own!


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