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Saturday 12 June 2021

Sausages with roasted fennel, aubergine (eggplant) and harissa

It's hard to believe the weekend is here again, the days seem to pass by so quickly! If you may be looking for a tasty Saturday lunch or supper this recipe could be just the one, you'll find it's juicy and crispy in all the right places, read on and see what you think.

Serves Two
1 bulb fennel, washed
1 aubergine (eggplant), washed
4 pork sausages - or a vegetarian variety can be used if preferred 
225 g cherry tomatoes on the vine, washed
1 tbsp olive oil 
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 tsp harissa paste
1 tbsp lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas 6. Cut the fennel vertically into eight wedges, keeping the core attached to each wedge. Slice the aubergine into 1cm rounds and arrange in a large roasting tin with the fennel and sausages.
2. Snip the tomato vine into three. Place two of the vines on to the roasting tin, saving the remainder to make a spicy tomato and harissa dressing.
3. To make the dressing, finely chop the reserved tomatoes and place in a bowl with the oil, garlic, harissa paste and lemon juice.
4. Pour this mixture over the vegetables and sausages, making sure everything is lightly coated.
5. Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden and cooked through.
Nutrition Per Serving
36.8g fat 5.4g carbohydrate 1.0g fibre 4.8g protein
From original idea here

What is harissa paste
It is a fiery North African paste that is orangey-red in colour. It’s a mixture of peppers, dried red chillies, garlic, caraway seeds, ground cumin and coriander, tomato purée, salt and olive oil. It can be used as a condiment or as an ingredient in cooking and provides a real boost as an accompaniment to vegetables and pulses. Harissa can be bought ready-made in jars, or you can blend red chillies to create your own hot sauce, making it as fiery or as delicate as you want it to be.
More about Harissa here

Should the weather be too hot where you live you may prefer a nice Summer Salad, there are some recipe suggestions on this post here

The beautiful Rose one of the birth flowers of June,
read more here

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All the best Jan


Susan Kane said...

As my husband downs an order from Del Taco, I look at this recipe. Hmmm.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por receta, se ve muy rica y deferente. Te mando un beso

Tom said...

...looks yummy!

Christine said...

Delicious. The harissa paste sounds interesting.

peppylady (Dora) said...

We growing fennel this year in garden.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My fennel NEVER looks that good. Beautiful red tinted rose, too.

Elephant's Child said...

That sounds good. I don't eat sausage - and avoid meat substitutes too, but don't miss them.

mamasmercantile said...

I must admit I have never come across harissa paste before.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds good, very good! Valerie

Jo said...

That looks good to me, yum. None of my roses have flowered yet, they seem late this year, though I don't think I'll have long to wait now.

Margaret D said...

The meals looks good, that rose is beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Sausage and eggplant looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
The roses are beautiful.
Have a happy wweekend!

Caroline said...

Hi Jan, it's looking delicious. I don't like meat but vegatables. Greetings Caroline

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

It all looks scrumptious!

Ananka said...

Looks great. Not had fennel in a long time! Love Aubergines, totally obsessed haha!

NatureFootstep said...

I have not eaten aubergine in many years. Maybe time to look for them again. :)

William Kendall said...

I imagine that may get quite spicy.

DVArtist said...

A good recipe for sure.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

I drool over these delicacies.

Teresa said...

Parece muy sabroso todo. La rosa me ha encantado. Besos.

Jeanie said...

We would both love this one. Thanks!

baili said...

great recipe dear Jan
thank you for sharing

harissa paste sounds wonderful
our roses in June become single petal and almost invisible due to extreme heat unfortunately

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, this is some dish! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!