While we were settling in, Alex whipped up a supper that I've never forgotten, a real cheats meal but to us it tasted like the food of the gods after that epic journey. I made this the other evening and it brought back a lot of memories:
6 or 8 sausages (I use Richmond Thick Pork sausages)
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1 teaspoon dried mustard powder
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
One or one and a half cans baked beans
Set the oven to about 180 degrees.
Mix the mustard powder, sugar and vinegar together in the base of a shallow oven proof dish.
Add the chopped onion and the baked beans and mix well together with the other ingredients.
Cut a slit along one side of each sausage, not right to the ends though, and open out using a teaspoon to make a pouch.
Fill the pouch of each sausage with Branston Pickle.
Sit the sausages, pickle side up, on the bed of beans etc.
|Ready to go into the oven|
Bake for about 30 minutes until cooked.
|Cooked and ready to eat|
Serve with mashed potato. Tee, hee - I seem to recall that Alex used 'Smash' (de-hydrated potato) which was very new on the market and seemed so clever at the time!
Things you can vary, ordinary ready made mustard would do instead of the powder but you might need a bit more depending on the variety, Len isn't too keen on sugar and as baked beans are quite sweet I usually leave that out (unless he isn't looking - ssshh!!) and any other pickle could be OK but I've never tried. I think the right amount is a teaspoon of pickle per sausage but we love Branston Pickle here!!
The cooking time I've given is a bit hit and miss - just check and leave a bit longer if necessary. The sausages obviously should be cooked and browning on top but don't worry if the onion still has a little bit of crunch to it.
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