There’s nothing I love more than spending an autumnal late afternoon few hours in the kitchen, making a roast and perhaps a fruit crumble to go with it after an afternoon sweeping leaves and pottering in the garden. Lately however, I’ve been on the go, morning until evening, packing, cleaning and getting ready to move this week.
Image from JamieOliver.com
I spotted this recipe a while back on the Jamie Oliver site, and thought it looked extremely satisfying (hello sausage!) and suitably autumnal, but also really quick. Last Sunday after a full day of cleaning and packing with Mum, I was ready to sink into a heap on the sofa but had defrosted some sausages for this and knew I wanted something delicious to unwind with on the last, albeit a little chaotic, Sunday in our beloved home.
I needn’t have worried – this dish took 15 minutes, from start to finish and was absolutely delicious. If you click through to the recipe, you’ll see that if you don’t have wild garlic, the recipe can be made simply with spinach and garlic as a substitute which is exactly what we did. The only other amendment we made was to choose Debbie & Andrews Sicilian Pork Sausages (which are amazing by the way!) – from Tesco, which added a little warmth, and add a couple of dessert spoons of parmesan into the spinach and garlic ‘pesto’ for extra flavour. The key however is definitely in the caramelising of the sausages – just yum!
It was super delicious and really quick and simple, plus the recipe made enough for 4 (with a 500g bag of pasta,) so you can keep leftovers or feed a group if you want to.
Let me know if you try it readers!
*Please excuse my pinching the website image instead of showing you mine – it looked very similar and I just didn’t have the time or energy to photograph my dinner that night!