Hi, Ray here again.
I like sausages. I know that the days of full meat sausages are long gone (vegetarian sausages? – you’re kidding me). So when I found out that Wendy wouldn’t be around for Sunday dinner I could almost hear the sausages calling out for me. Wendy won’t eat sausages.
There are some easy sausage curry recipes on the Curry Focus website and it didn’t take me long to find the Simple Beef Sausage, Potato and Pea Curry recipe. Hardly a curry recipe title that trips off the tongue but this curry certainly had some great ingredients – sausages, potatoes and peas. Lovely jubbly.
I picked up some sausages on Saturday morning. Everything else was already in the kitchen.
There aren’t many ingredients in this curry and the cooking steps are easy as well.
I precooked the sausages and parboiled the potatoes. Apart from peeling and crushing the garlic and slicing up the sausages, that was pretty much all of the needed preparation.
And really, making this curry was a breeze.
The cooking went almost exactly to plan with the only deviation being when a slice of sausage leapt out of the frying pan and onto the floor. Yes, I did throw the piece of sausage away even though there were no witnesses to this tragedy.
This is a really big curry and will easily feed 8 people once the rice was included.
So I served up the Simple Beef Sausage, Potato and Pea curry on the usual bed of basmati.
And it was good. Even great. There was plenty of food on the plate and everything was well cooked. Everyone enjoyed the meal and it received a taste score of 8 out of 10 with a spice/heat rating of “Medium”. I thought that the curry rating should have been “Mild to Medium” but the heat sneaked up on you and left a nice tingle on the lips. Maybe the curry would have been better with a couple of more cloves of garlic.
The curry would never win any beauty prizes with the large slices of sausage. Maybe the slices could be halved in size to give a more pleasing appearance.
You’d certainly never get this curry in a restaurant. Which is a pity, because I loved it.