Organix No Junk Pork, leek and feta cocktail sausages

Summer is synonymous with picnics and garden parties… but sometimes it is hard to find easy foods to include in your picnic basket.  Organix have created a few great ideas for picnic or party food that I just HAVE to share.

Cocktail sausages are a staple at a kid’s party or picnic, but they can contain poor quality meat and lots of other ‘junk’ ingredients. This recipe offers a simple nutritious alternative, we hope you love it.

Makes 30 cocktail sausages

• 1 large or 2 small leeks
• 1 red onion
• Some olive oil for frying/greasing
• 100g feta cheese
• 30g parmesan cheese
• 2 tsps dried mixed herbs
• 500g pork mince

 

METHODOrganix No Junk Picnics Pork, Leek & Feta sausages

  1. Top and tail the leek(s) and chop finely into very small pieces. Peel the red onion and finely chop
  2. Saute the leek and red onion over a low heat in a little olive oil until soft. Tip onto a plate and allow to cool
  3. In a large bowl grate the parmesan and crumble the feta, then combine all the ingredients together until evenly mixed. You can do this by hand, or using the ‘pulse’ setting on a food processor. Ensure it is well combined, but don’t over process
  4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and a little olive oil, and pre-heat the oven to 180°C fan / 200°C / gas 6
  5. With clean and slightly damp hands, shape the mixture into sausage shapes. Spread out evenly over the baking tray and brush the top of each sausage with a little oil
  6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until cooked through – cut one in half to check cooked right through
  7. Allow to cool and serve
  8. Serve on cocktail sticks with salad and other picnic / party nibbles.