Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Roasted Sausages and Grapes

 Over the weekend I had a group of very good friends over to my place for a dinner party and the evening was such a success, I decided I had to share the recipe for our main course here on the Kitchen Witch because it was such a huge hit!

The recipe is actually an idea my son put together when he came home to visit a few weeks ago and I was so impressed with his cooking I told him this was a dish for The Kitchen Witch! It's exactly as he concocted it and I wouldn't change a thing.

Although these may sound like an unlikely combination of ingredients...




















It turns out sausages and grapes - with some fresh thyme and garlic - are a natural combination!





Visit the printable recipe here: Roasted Sausages and Grapes

Please enjoy my easy to follow step by step video!




Prep time: 10 minutes
Roast time: 40 minutes
Serves: 3
Note: Recipe can easily be doubled to serve 6

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 fresh Bratwurst sausages
  • 1 1/2 cups red seedless grapes
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 finely diced cloves garlic
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
Directions
  1. Rub the olive oil onto bottom of shallow casserole dish.
  2. Place sausages onto the oil making sure they're well coated.
  3. Pour in the grapes (place them so they surround all the sausages everything touching the bottom).
  4. Sprinkle on the seasonings and garlic.
  5. Lay a sprig or two of thyme over each piece of sausage.
  6. Roast in a 400 oven for 30 minutes turning once at the half way point. 
  7. Broil each side on high for an additional 3-5 minutes until each side is golden and crispy.
  8. Remove the sausages to a plate and gently mash the grapes making sure to scrape all of the flavour off the sides of the pan. 
  9. Serve with the grape mixture over the sausages. The recipe is also very good served over jasmine rice (as per the video)

Author:

Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.

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