If you've looked at any of my recipes before; you'll know I love comfort food. Sausage stews, casseroles and pies are my heaven. But I also love the flair and flavour of different cuisines; and my fancy this month is Caribbean food.
Comforting stew + Caribbean flavours = a great midweek dish to please the whole family.
This recipe was inspired by a new item i picked up from Morrisons; "The Best Caribbean Jerk Pork Sausages". (part of a 2 for £4 deal too, can't complain!) .
The recipe was pure experimentation but worked out great; i'll definitely be making this one again! The recipe is easily adapted for whatever you have in the fridge; add chicken, beef, or no meat at all! But i do recommend the Jerk sausages; they were peppery with a hint of jerk - yum!
Morrisons The Best Caribbean Jerk Pork Sausages
crushed garlic cloves
Caribbean jerk seasoning powder
Caribbean curry powder
tin chopped tomato
- 1/4 - 1
red chilli (chopped)
(any chilli you have - add the amount you'd like)
- Heat oil in a large, frying pan
Add sausages and fry until browned on each side
Remove the sausages from the pan and set aside
Add the chopped onion and carrot to the sausage pan and saute until onions are clear and carrots lightly browned
Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, chilli, crushed garlic, and dry spices to the pan; stir and sauté for a further minute; until raw smell of spices has disappeared
Add half tin of diced tomatoes, stir and bright to a light simmer
Once simmering, add water and thyme and reduce heat until barely simmering
Return sausages to the pan, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 20-30 minutes, the liquid should reduce and thicken to coat the sausages
Add more water if the sauce is too thick
Remove from heat, sprinkle with chopped spring onions and, and enjoy!
I served tonight's stew with my rice cooker rice and peas. I think it would work well with roasted or steamed potatoes, or even a side salad.