Talk about an amazing meal on a budget. This gastronomic delight cost about £7 and just keeps on feeding me back the yumminess.
In a large casserole dish lightly brown about half a kilo of whatever sausages you like – vegan or meat and always gluten free of course! I chop them into about one inch sections so they are bite sized (depending of course on the size of your mouth and how hungry you are at the time of chopping!). In this one, I used Merguez, which are a type of spicy lamb sausage which my local butcher makes. They add a zing to the casserole without having to add chilli.
So … fry them gently till brown in a little olive oil.
Add a couple of tablespoons of mixed herbs and Moroccan spices … use whatever you have in your spice rack – mine was a blend I bought at the supermarket – Cumin, turmeric, rose petals, cinnamon, peppercorns and garlic. I put in a couple of tablespoons of that too.
When it’s all starting to smell toasty and amazing, add tin of chopped tomatoes, a couple of tablespoons of tomato puree and a finely sliced brown onion and then whatever vegetables you have in the fridge that need casseroling – I used pumpkin cubes, halved brussel sprouts and some baby aubergine/eggplant.
Top up with some home made stock and bring to the boil. Once it’s boiling, pop it in a pre-heated oven at 170oC, put your feet up and watch a movie – I watched Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by Baz Luhrmann. Love that scene where they are looking at each other through the fish tank.
Anyway … in about an hour, check the divine sausageness and prod the pumpkin to make sure it’s soft.
It is really quite delicious and simple and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Actually, I’ve just had an idea to add fresh spinach just before serving and a fried egg on top would be awesome too!
Enjoy – With Love, Sarah