This blog has made me realise that we eat a lot of chorizo, sausages and banana chez Team Grant
This is a wonderful tea. Guaranteed clean plates from everyone. It also only uses one oven dish to prep and cook, so the washing up is minimal.
Chop up some white and sweet potatoes into large chucks. Cover the base of your oven proof dish in these chunks. Add some diced chorizo (I use a thumb-sized piece, to do us all), and some good quality sausages. A little drizzle of olive oil, a shrinking of seasoning and and paprika. Give a good mix and pop into a preheated oven at 200 degrees.
The beauty of this meal is that it can be adjusted to suit your budget. The chorizo adds depth of flavour and a meatiness to all the ingredients, so the sausages are an extra luxury. We usually work to two skinny sausages each; but in weeks with more money to spend we will have three, and in leaner weeks we will have less. Other veg work really well too – carrots, parsnips, corn on the cob or red onion make a beautiful addition, allowing you to use up the odd ends in your fridge.
After an hour or maybe slightly less, the potatoes will be cooked through. At this stage, stir through some frozen green beans and peas and return to the oven for five more mins. Then, you are done. The veg will have taken on a delicious roasted flavour from the fat of the sausages, and the chorizo will have crisped up and become little hidden treasures of yumminess. Using some frozen veg allows you to control how much you use, and stops the leftovers languishing in the back of the fridge to be thrown away.