You can’t beat a good banger (this is a sausage for those of you who aren’t British). They are a staple in most homes because they are tasty and make for an easy meal. Bangers and mash has always been one of my favourite meals. I remember as a child going to the local butchers to get Mr Crump’s herby chipolatas which were always packed with flavour. A couple of months ago my brother was passing our old butcher and dropped in especially to buy a healthy amount of herby chipolatas. I personally don’t think you can beat proper sausages made in your local butcher, but there are times where the convenience of your local supermarket takes over and it is just easier to buy their sausages instead – who can blame you!
Over the course of the years I have tried a lot of recipes with sausages in them ranging from sausage hot pot to toad in the hole which are always tasty, but I sometimes think by keeping things simple is often the best way to enjoy them. So when I bought a packet of sausages a couple of weeks ago I had two words in mind – simple and fresh. I got out a roasting pan and set to work. The end result, sweet cherry tomatoes, slightly caramelised onion and yummy sausages.
Roasted sausages with red onion and cherry tomatoes
- A packet of sausages
- 3 red onions (peeled and cut into sixths)
- 2 good handfuls of cherry tomatoes
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1. Pre-heat oven to 190C fan.
2. Place the sausages and onions in a large roasting tin, season well, add the thyme and drizzle over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
3. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, before removing and adding the cherry tomatoes in the roasting tin. Put back in the oven and cook for a further 5-10 minutes.
4. Serve with some new potatoes and peas.