Everyone loves Char Siu – or Chinese BBQ pork as it’s probably more well known around Australia. Seen hanging from hooks in Chinese takeaway shops glass displays, dripping with sweet, sticky maltose, char siu truly is an iconic Cantonese dish. Char siu is so beloved, it’s easy to see how Char Siu Bao (fluffy white steamed Chinese barbecue pork buns) is one of the most popular items to be ordered at yum cha around the world today.
Its been awhile admittedly between posts. I’ve been so busy lately and things have been very up and down in my life at the moment but I plan on bringing more posts to cookingcrusade.com soon.. And I have a big backlog of delicious things to write about 🙂 Thanks for sticking around!
What better reason is there to start writing again than these delicious honey garlic glazed sausages? They are incredibly easy and delicious to put together in a few moments as well as are a good budget side dish to add to breakfast or dinner.
So let’s get started!
Throw sliced onions and mushrooms into a roasting dish.
Add some sausages and drizzle with honey, olive oil and crushed/chopped garlic
Roast in a hot oven until deliciously caramelised and crispy.
ingredients (to serve 4)
8 beef sausages (we used herb garlic ones from Coles)
1 medium onion, chopped into rings
handful of mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped
about 4 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place sliced mushrooms and onions in roasting dish. Snip sausage links using kitchen scissors and lay on top of onions/mushrooms in the roasting dish. Drizzle with honey, olive oil and sprinkle over crushed garlic. Toss sausages, mushroom and onion in the honey, oil and garlic until everything is evenly coated. Place roasting tray in oven and bake sausages for about 30 minutes, occasionally tossing sausages in honey glaze. Serve when they get deliciously crispy.
Goes great with French toast, blueberries and maple syrup.
Hope you are having a fabulous week 🙂 It’s nearly the weekend! Woohoo!
I love making homemade meatballs. They’re a real crowd pleaser and incredibly easy, plus super versatile depending on the mood you’re in.
Try a different spice blend, or add a tonne of freshly chopped herbs (oregano / basil / parsley / mint / coriander / sage / chives), garlic, ginger, curry paste, hoisin sauce, sweet chilli or the zest of limes or lemons.
Ingredients: Makes about 20 meatballs.
500g beef mince (or lamb!)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce
Combine the mince, eggs, soy sauce, breadcrumbs, garlic and onion in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
Roll spoonfuls of the meat mixture into meatballs.
Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat with a good drizzle of olive oil. When the pan is hot, add the meatballs and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown. Add the sweet chilli sauce and turn to coat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for a further 8-10 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked on the inside.
love, from the land that is cloudy, with a chance of meatballs!