Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sticky Sausage Skewers


Hello all, apologies for the extended delay - we were on holidays and then have been battling colds and, well, life gets in the way sometimes. Anyway, I am determined to complete this Quorn experiment before christmas so need to get a wriggle on.

Purely by chance I had got everything in to make the 'Sticky Sausage Skewers' before the weather went all bbq-tastic this weekend so it was a bonus when the in-laws invited us for a bbq on Saturday afternoon, I quickly put together this great, simple recipe and took them with us to cook on the barbie (I had intended to griddle mine, not expecting the indian summer!).

This is what they looked like raw and ready to be cooked:

These literally take minutes to put together. The marinade is very simple - fresh lemon juice, olive oil, whole grain mustard and mango chutney - which the sausage pieces are coated in before being threaded onto the skewers with cherry tomatoes, chunks of pepper and button mushrooms (the recipe called for red onion too but I had none in and did not miss it).

The excess marinade I took with me and used as a dip once the kebabs were cooked, they only took a couple of minutes on each side over a hot bbq. This is them cooked and plated:

These were a welcome veggie addition to the bbq and it works very well with the quorn sausages. I really liked the flavours of the marinade although my husband was not too keen on the mustard element.

These are pretty healthy as only the sausage and marinade contains points. Based on each skewer containing one whole sausage, the propoints value per kebab is 4 as follows: sausage (1), mango chutney (2), oil (1).

I think these work really well, look and taste great and offer something a bit different for the bbq, as a bonus they are very low in fat compared to a meat version. I will definitely be making these again next summer! Simple to prepare and also pretty flexible as you could change the veg to suit whatever you have in the fridge without upping the points value.

We give these a 9/10.