Monday, December 03, 2007

Back In The Kitchen

As you know I have been flat out of late and I've been finding it difficult to get organised. Being the control freak I am, this is doing my head in! As well as the chaos that has been created I have really missed cooking. Over the past year I've averaged five new recipes a week and for the past few weeks I've only managed the same old standby kind of dishes - spag bol (and lots of it), bbq's, rissoles and one batch of cookies. However, over the weekend I hit the kitchen and created a little bit of fun space for myself, and of course everyone got to share in the results.


Last night's dinner was a different kind of sausage and Hubby and I enjoyed them very much. The kids were less thrilled but liked them more after I removed the prosciutto around the outside. Offspring #2 was unwell most of the weekend so I'm not too concerned about her lack of interest, she ate the mashed potato so I figured we were on a good thing. We didn't have any tomato chutney and I think these would be really great with a chunky tomato and apple chutney.


Chicken,Fetta and Prosciutto Sausages
Australian Table, September 2007





500g lean chicken mince
50g low-fat fetta, crumbled
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup chopped parsley (I used dried mixed herbs and the fresh parsley would have been much nicer)
grated rind of 1 lemon (left it out)
4 thin slices prosciutto, cut in half lengthways
tomato chutney, to serve, optional (we didn't have any)

1. Combine chicken mince, fetta, garlic, parsley and lemon rind in a bowl. Mix well. With wet hands, divide mixture into eight and roll into sausage-shaped logs. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each sausage.
2. Spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking oil spray and heat on medium. Cook sausages for 5 minutes, turning, until golden and cooked through. Serve with tomato chutney, if desired.

2 comments:

Claire said...

I was going to say I'm sure your family is glad you're back to the normal cooking, but I have this feeling that the kiddos were enjoying that spaghetti bol! This looks yummy and has put an idea (and hopefully inspiration) in my head! We'll see!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

LOL Claire. How very right you are! I just did another big batch yesterday - it's all in the freezer for work night dinners.