Monday, 8 February 2010

Sausage surprise...

I'm sitting in the living room at 1727 and it's still light outside. The light is just starting to turn but it's the first time in a long time the other half has made it home when it's still light. There's so much to look forward to in the next few weeks. We're off to Scotland on Friday for a wedding. The weekend after I am going a girls trip to London then having a week off on Scilly.

Then there's all the plans that are coming up...a phone call this morning about a holiday in Greece, secret planning for a big birthday and best of all glimpses of sun streaming through the blinds that tell me spring is on the way.

Spicy sausage pasta sauce....Serves two

4 spanish style sausages
1 tbsp plain flour
1 pinch dried chilli
1 small onion
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tin tomatoes
1 pinch sea salt
olive oil
Carefully run a sharp knife down the side of the sausages splitting the skin. Carefully tease the meat out of the skin and pop it on a plate. Use a fork to mash up the meat and add a pinch of chilli. Roll the meat into little meatballs and rub them with flour. Grab a frying pan and add a splash of olive oil. When it's hot add the meatballs and fry until golden brown. Remove from the pan.
Pop the pan back on the heat...orangey juices and oil will probably have been released from the sausages so only add oil if you need to. Add the chopped onions and cook over a low heat until soften. Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes until thickened.
Add the sausages and boil for 2 or three minutes. Then serve with hot pasta. A perfect midweek tea.


  1. oooo delish! Looks really hearty.

  2. Hi Issy, just letting you know that I am finally passing on the award you gave me last month, so I mention you on my blog :)

  3. That looks perfect for a cold winter's night. I might try it when our days start getting shorter and colder.

    Best wishes,

    PS Love your blog!