Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sticky Sausages with grapes

The kids looked at me like I'd gone a little bit mad this evening when I said we were having sausages with grapes for tea. Actually the sweetness of the red grapes was delicious with the sausages, sticky onions and slightly vinegary sauce. It was under the heading of comfort food on the good food website and it was certainly that.

Serves 4

450g pack good-quality pork sausages
2 onions, sliced
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 tsp fennel seed
100g grapes
2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan set over a medium
heat, tip in the sausages, then cook for 10 mins, turning every so often. Stir in the onions, then leave to cook for 5 mins more until the sausages are browned and the onions softened.
Tip in the garlic, fennel seeds and grapes and cook for 5 more mins, stirring often, until the grapes are starting to soften. Pour over the vinegar and swirl around the pan. Cook for a few mins more until the onions are sticky and the sausages cooked through. Serve with soft polenta or mashed potato.


  1. Oh yeah, this gets the thumbs up. Needs more mash, though. More mash. More mash!

    1. I agree that is a pathetic pile of mash. This was James meal, he is a meat man more than a mash man. Rachel is at a rebellious stage with my food and she smothered her mash with ketchup. Ignore all the lovely flavours Rachel and just taste the ketchup, why don't you.

  2. Hehe - she will leave home for student digs or whatever and rue the day she disrespected your mash, etc