'Posh' sausages and mash

17 Aug 2015

I've done something a little scandalous; I've branched out from Mary Berry recipes. I know, I know, but you can't teach yourself how to cook and not explore a variety of chefs. Mary's currently stropping upstairs but I'm sure she'll come round eventually.

My boyfriend pointed out that this was a rather middle class version of sausages and mash and, whilst everyone loves the classic sausage 'n' mash combo, it's good to shake things up once in a while. Particularly when you're on a mission to explore new recipes. So here's a wonderful combination of sausages, feta and avocados (yep, still going on about those avocados) adapted from this Nigel Slater recipe.

For 'posh' sausages and mash you will need (serves 2): 

5 tablespoons olive oil

6 sausages
2 avocados
200g feta cheese, chopped into small cubes.
2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
A small handful of finely chopped jalapeño (you can have more or less depending on how much spice you want) 

Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan. Prick each sausage a couple of times with a knife and then add to the pan.

Cook for 20 minutes over a moderate heat.

Whilst they are cooking, halve, stone and peel the avocados. If you want tips on this; check out my avocado post here.

Pop in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork until lumpy.

Add the feta, coriander, parsley and jalapeño and mix! 

Drizzle over 3 tablespoons of olive oil and mix some more! 

Serve up onto dishes. 

Add the sausages on top and enjoy! Super tasty and very filling! 

Kate's learning corner 

Even if you're not a big fan of spice, don't be afraid with the jalapeño. They add a real zing and the feta & avocado prevent it from being too much.