This is a cozy wintery comforter, or a brilliant flavoursome dish to enjoy alfresco with some fresh pasta and crusty bread on a beautiful summers eve. Get down to your local butcher and select a flavour of sausage that suits you and your family. Let the butcher do the flavouring for you and then claim the hard work as your own 😉 Add a few simple store cupboard ingredients such as onion, garlic, dried herbs and spices, and some tinned tomatoes and beans, and you’ve got yourself a wholesome supper.
The recipe was inspired by someone I’ve got to know over the last year as I’ve done work with the Camping & Caravanning Club. Ali Ray is the clubs resident food columnist and writes recipes that are simple, easy to cook when you’re on the go, require minimal preparation and equipment, and are able to replenish depleted energy levels after a long days exploring.
They also have a Shop Local/Eat Local spirit to them, to encourage people to explore the local food scene when touring the country and hopefully find hidden foodie gems that exist along the way. I have tweaked Ali’s recipe to use chill flakes instead of fresh chilli, and suggest adding a tin of chick peas or beans for some slow release energy, protein and fibre. If you happen upon a basil plant too then pop a few sprigs in as tomato and basil are a match made in culinary heaven.