Tapas Sausage Sticks
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Ingredients / Shopping List

4 – 6 thin uncooked sausages

2 cloves garlic

Juice of half a lemon

Half tsp paprika spice

Half tsp ground cumin

Third of a bunch of fresh coriander

I fresh red pepper

Prep Time:   0:20
Cook Time:   0:25
Serves:   4

Prep to Cook:  Chopping board, veg knife, cocktail sticks, ingredients, cooking dish, basin

Prep:  

1.  Prep the sausages:

Press the sausages in the middle and twist

Cut the sausages into mini sausages

2.  Prep the marinade:

 (a marinade is a juicy mix that adds flavour to the sausages)

In a basin mix lemon juice, paprika and cumin

Add diced fresh coriander

Grate the garlic and add

3.  Prep the combo:

Mix the marinade with the sausages

Allow to stand for 10 mins ( do not skimp on this – in fact you could leave them for longer – an hour in the refrigerator)

4.  Prep the sticks:

Chop the stalk end off the red pepper

Chop the other end and push fingers into the cavity and pull out the seeds

Cut into two and stack the pepper pieces so that you can quickly chop the pieces poertion about 1 centimeter by 2 centimetres

Use the drained cocktail sticks to skewer a portion of red pepper followed by a sausage and finally another piece of red pepper

5.  Prep to cook:

Cook for 15 – 20 minutes in the oven at 190 C or Gas 5 or the grill n microwave if you wish 7 mins

Look for the sausages have golden brown tinges all over

If they are pale leave them in the oven for longer

Sausages need to be well cooked

Cool and serve

Or store in fridge until required

Check it out !

These will keep for 2 days  and therefore you can make them in advance

Cooks Know How: You will know how to make sausages taste wonderful and check that they are fully cooked.  You can see the value of adding a vegetable because it makes a snack of any sort extra healthy.  You will understand that you could add other vegetables such as courgettes or mini mushrooms.  You will see how all the Tapas range of recipes mix together well.

Next Time

Go giant – use long thin chipolatas sausages and miss out the twisting.  Use them in crusty French sticks for a quick lunch snack. 

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