Pork Sausages

The key to barbecuing a sausage – despite what all your friends say, never prick them before cooking. The skin will retain the fat, which provides juiciness. Simply cook at a gentle pace and the sausage will take care of itself.

Instructions based off 12 standard thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • cooking oil spray

Serve pork sausages how you like or follow our basic recipe for rich caramelised onions below.

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STEP 1

Sprinkle the sausages with cooking oil spray, then arrange on a moderate barbecue flat plate and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch.

   

STEP 2 - OPTIONAL

Serving Suggestion: Rich caramelised onions

  • 4 brown onions, finely sliced
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ bunch dill, chopped

Fry sliced onions in oil for 10 minutes, stirring often, until browned and reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper, mix in brown sugar and vinegar, cook briefly, then fold in the dill.

   

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The real key to successfully grilling sausages is getting the right distance from the grill element itself. The sausages will spit, it’s part of their character, so being just far enough away ensures that you avoid unnecessary smoke.

Instructions based off 12 standard thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • cooking oil spray

Serve pork sausages how you like or follow our basic recipe for maple-glazed carrots below.

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STEP 1

Preheat oven grill to moderate. Arrange the sausages on a lined oven tray and sprinkle with cooking oil spray. Oven-grill the sausages for 8-10 minutes on a shelf approximately 15cm from the grill element, turning several times, until just firm to touch and browned.

   

STEP 2 - OPTIONAL

Serving Suggestion: Maple-glazed carrots

  • 2 bunches baby carrots, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp malt vinegar
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch chives, finely snipped

Steam or microwave the carrots until tender, then halve lengthways. Toss with the maple syrup, butter and vinegar, season generously with salt and pepper, then arrange on a second lined oven tray and grill for 10 minutes, until glazed and lightly blackened. Scatter with chives.

   

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The frying pan is the sausage’s natural home. For easy family dinner there’s nothing better. With a simple vegetable cook-up on the side, everyone’s happy.

Instructions based off 12 standard thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • 2 Tbsp oil

Serve pork sausages how you like or follow our basic recipe for onion and cabbage hash below.

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STEP 1

Fry the sausages in a large heavy-based pan set over a moderate heat in half the oil for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch. Set aside.

   

STEP 2 - OPTIONAL

Serving Suggestion: Onions and cabbage hash

  • 3 cups shredded vegetables (onions, potatoes, cabbage, garlic)
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tsp malt vinegar

Add the vegetables and remaining oil to the pan and cook for 10 minutes, until softened. Season generously with salt and pepper. Pour in the stock and simmer until thickened, then add vinegar and serve with sausages.

     

Sausages are not often slow cooked. Not because they can’t be, but because we just don’t have it in our repertoire. That said, because sausages are usually made from ground secondary cuts, there’s often a great tenderising effect.

Instructions based off 12 standard thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 cups stock of choice (suggested: chicken stock)
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables (onions, carrots, celery, garlic)

Suggested additions + vegetables for traditional curried sausages:

  • 1 ½ Tbsp curry powder
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • 1 green apple, grated
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp cream

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STEP 1

Fry the sausages in a large heavy-based saucepan set over a moderate heat in half the oil for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch. Set aside.

   

STEP 2

Sauté the vegetables in the remaining oil for 5 minutes, until lightly softened, then add the stock of choice as well as any other additions (apple, sultanas, curry powder). Bring to a simmer. If using a slow cooker, transfer to cooking insert.

   

STEP 3

Add the sausages and cook gently for 1 hour in the saucepan, or 4 hours in the slow cooker on low heat. Fold in the peas and cream (if using), simmer briefly, then serve.

Steps in Motion : Basic Recipe

Sausages are brilliant when cooked as a casserole, because they can really absorb the rich flavours in which they are immersed. When those flavours are rich and cheesy, well, everyone is the winner.

Instructions based off 12 standard thin pork sausages, 2cm thick

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 12 pork sausages
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

OR follow our basic sausage casserole in cheese sauce recipe below.

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STEP 1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Fry the sausages in a large heavy-based saucepan set over a low-moderate heat in the butter for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until browned and firm to touch. Set aside. Prepare sauce of choice for casserole or follow steps below for cheese sauce.

STEP 2 - OPTIONAL CHEESE SAUSE

  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper

Add the flour to the pan and cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the milk and simmer until smooth. Fold in the cheeses and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper.

   

STEP 3

Transfer sauce to a lidded casserole dish with the sausages and bake for 1 hour.

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