It’s a very quick and easy recipe today! Food snobs might turn their noses up at a humble cocktail sausage but I have yet to see any leftover at a party I’ve been to. They seem to be the ultimate crowd pleaser. They are also one of the easiest things to prepare. As it is coming up to party season I decided to share my recipe for Sweet Chilli Bourbon Cocktail Sausages.
These little gems are slightly addictive and I have to stop myself from gorging on them when they are in front of me. If you are heading to a party, bringing a tray of these glazed beauties will make you very popular!
Useful tips & links:
- Make sure you line the roasting dish in a double layer of foil or you will be scrubbing the glaze off for days! You could always use disposable foil trays to cook them in.
- This recipe can be scaled up very easily, just make sure you allow the enough space on the roasting dish for the sausages.
- These do need to be served warm but you can make them in advance and reheat in an oven preheated to 180c/160c fan/ gas mark 6 for about 7-10 minutes. Perfect for a make ahead party dish.
- If you don’t have bourbon, use whiskey, brandy or rum. If you don’t want to use alcohol – it does cook off – use apple juice instead.
- For alternative flavours have a look at these Sticky Cocktail Sausages made with soy and sesame.
Sweet Chilli Bourbon Cocktail Sausages
- 1lb/450g of cocktail sausages
- 3 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce
- 2 tablespoons of bourbon
- 1 tablespoons of honey
- Pre heat your oven to 220c/200c fan/gas mark 7. Line a baking tray or shallow roasting dish with two layers of aluminium foil. Make sure it is large enough to fit your sausages in a single layer. Add the cocktail sausages.
- Mix together the sweet chilli sauce, bourbon and honey in a bowl. Pour this mix over the sausages and use your hands to toss it all together to make sure all of the sausages are well coated in the glaze.
- Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time. If your sausages are larger they make take longer to cook. I once had cocktail sausages that took a whole hour to cook through.
- Serve with plenty of cocktails sticks and napkins.