In the mood for classic comfort food for a cosy evening at home? Good old traditional 'bangers and mash' isn’t exactly gourmet cuisine, but definitely is a British favourite which can become unforgettable when nailing the gravy!
Sausages, Creamy Mashed Potato with Red Wine & Onion Sauce Recipe
So Mustard Family Foods have taken care of this with their Red Wine & Onion Sauce, which is part of the Classic Sauce Box and works perfectly with oven-cooked Cumberland sausages.
12 Cumberland or good quality sausages
1kg Red skin potatoes
100g Salted butter
1 Bag Mustard Family Foods Red Wine & Onion Sauce
Salt to season mashed potato
Ground white pepper to season mashed potato
250g Garden peas
500g Washed baby spinach
Peel potatoes and cut into equal-sized chunks, then place into a large pan with cold water and bring to the boil, cooking the potatoes until soft.
Place the sausages into a large skillet pan or oven-proof casserole dish and cook in a pre-heated oven at 180°C until golden brown in colour.
Open the bag of defrosted Red Wine & Onion Sauce and pour over the sausages, turn heat of oven down to 150°C and return skillet back into the oven.
Drain the cooked potatoes into a colander, then place back into the pan, add butter and milk, then mash until smooth and lump-free. Season with salt and ground white pepper.
Sweat the spinach in a hot pan and season with salt and a knob of butter, then blanch the garden peas in boiling water, serve together in a bowl.
Remove the sausages from the oven, place the mashed potato into a large dish and serve with the wilted spinach and peas.
If a member of your family is lactose intolerant, you can still enjoy this quick family classic, by removing the butter and milk from the mashed potato and replacing with olive oil.
Using a good olive oil, such as the one sold here you can still make a delicious and equally indulgent mashed potato; just drizzle over the oil to loosen the potato and add according to taste. You could also add a couple of peeled garlic cloves with the potatoes and cook as per recipe; the garlic will become soft and you can mash into the potatoes, giving a lovely subtle garlic flavour.
Red Wine & Onion Sauce Nutritionals
Writer profile: Kate Brooke Green
After honing her skills at Westminster Kingsway, culinary competitions and the kitchens of many high-end restaurants, it was a drive for new challenges whilst fusing her talents of a fine art degree that led to moving into food and product development. Kate developed and launched many products with top retailers Waitrose and M&S, worked with established manufacturers, airline and food delivery services, as well as headed up food development at prominent restaurant groups such as The Ivy Collection.