Cider Braised Sausages

  There’s something so reliable about a delicious portion of bangers and mash – the full, meaty sausages with smooth, buttery mashed potato smothered in a warm helping of gravy.  As far as weekday dinners go, it’s simple and effective.  However, even the most humble sausage could even do with a bit of posh dress…

Spicy Chorizo Scotch Eggs

It’s Spring, Easter has just passed us by so it seemed time for me to do another Scotch Egg recipe.  If you’re keen, check out my Salmon Scotch Egg or Black Pudding Scotch Egg recipes too, hidden away in the vaults.  These, however, are by far my favourite.  Chorizo is one of the most gorgeously…

Orange and Cranberry Sausage Rolls

And so my mission to pioneer new Christmassy foods continues!  Sausage rolls are an absolute classic – whether they’re part of a pub lunch, cheekily grabbed from a Gregg’s on the way to work or making up the beige spread at a buffet, a good sausage roll is a real staple.  Strangely, they don’t appear…

Slow-cooked Bean and Sausage Stew

It’s slow cooker season, oh boy!  The air is colder, the days are shorter…we need a bit of light and warmth in our lives.  Nothing quite compares to that feeling of coming home to an abode that smells as delicious as a meal that has had 8 hours to develop flavour.  Not only that, but…

Chicken and Chorizo Pie (with Crushed Potato Topping)

Leftover chicken is such a beautiful thing – effortlessly it can be used in so many weeknight meals, lunches or whatever.  I often put mine in a curry, risotto or something similar – easy, reliable, whatever.  This time I decided I fancied something new – especially with all the potatoes I had in the fridge…

Sausage, Apple and Blue Cheese Risotto

A few years ago I had was attempting to make a pear, ham and blue cheese salad but alas, the pears were (typically) too hard.  Instead, I settled on some apples I had nearby.  I found the slightly more tart tang of the apples interacted with the blue cheese in a different way – the…

Boar in the Cave (Deconstructed Toad in the Hole with Mushrooms)

Introduction When trying to think of a clever name for this Deconstructed Toad in the Hole, I looked into the origins of the original’s name…and discovered it’s pretty much just nonsense.  With that in mind I simply scaled up the sizes and went for a more relevant animal. This dish essentially uses loose sausage meat…

Curry Sausage Meatballs

    Introduction Imagine the scene; midnight, stomachs are rumbling and a near empty fridge is staring back at you.  This is the situation in which these meatballs were made but doesn’t discredit them!  They went down an absolute treat with a splash of Oxford Sauce. And as always, these are just suggestions.  If you…

Slightly Posh Bangers and Mash

Introduction We know, we know – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.  This British staple has treated us well for years and there’s a reason for that – the combination of flavour-packed sausages, rich gravy and smooth mash is nigh on perfect.  Try not to think of this so much as a superfluous “fix”…