Sage Chicken and SausageTuesday, October 17, 2006
Nigella Lawson's show, Nigella Feasts, is on Food Network now - and for supper tonight, I made a similar version of one of the dishes on the "weekend wonders" episode...sage chicken and (beef) sausage. Ohmygoodness was it ever good! We both just loved it.
Be sure to start this the night before (to marinate).
Ingredients (this will serve 4 people):
1 large onion, cut into 1/8ths
1/2 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons English mustard
1 tablespoon dried sage
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
6 pieces chicken (I used thighs)
1 Polish beef sausage, cut into 4 pieces
2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, chopped
Last night, I started marinating the chicken. In a large freezer bag, add the cut-up onion, olive oil, mustard, dried sage, Worcestershire, a little salt and fresh pepper, and the juice from the lemon. Make sure that mixes together well in the bag, then add the chicken pieces. Shake very well and put this in the refrigerator overnight. Here's a peek inside the bag:
The next evening, preheat the oven to 425*. Let the chicken mixture come to room temperature, then empty all of it (chicken and marinade) into a roasting pan. Make sure the chicken is skin-side up:
Next, I cut up the beef sausage and placed that in the pan along with a sprinkling of the fresh sage, and a little more salt & pepper, then into the oven for one hour, fifteen minutes:
Halfway through the cooking, turn the sausages over so they're a uniform color.
At an hour and fifteen minutes, it was *perfectly* done:
It was excellent!