Monday, 27 February 2012

Merguez with Halloumi and Flame Roasted Peppers

I remember when I was much younger coming back from holidays in France and having merguez and bratwurst sausages for dinner. You couldn't buy either sausage in England at that time, at least not easily, so it was always a special treat to have them. I think then I found the merguez too spicy and concentrated on the bratwurst but now I love them!

The different components of this recipe went really well together, the pepper and cheese really compliments the spiciness of the sausages. It wasn't overall that exciting a dish, it didn't make me go wow, but it was tasty and filling without being too heavy.

Merguez with Halloumi and Flame Roasted Peppers (from Nigella Express)
(Serves 4)

8 merguez or spicy sausages
250g block halloumi cheese
220g jar flame-roasted peppers
1 tablespoon garlic oil

Preheat the oven to 220C.

Place the sausages into a low-sided roasting pan (this makes the cooking time quicker).

Slice the halloumi into 5mm slices and then lay them on and around the sausages in the pan.

Take the peppers out of the jar and also strew them around the sausages and cheese, cutting them into smaller slices and pieces as you go, then drizzle over the oil.

Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, by which time the sausages should have browned and the cheese colored in places.

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