Fragrant lamb sausage rolls

Lamb sausage rolls with peach chutney.
 
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Recipe from: 3 March 2014
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion - very finely chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic - crushed
  • ½
    tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ½
    tsp
    ground cumin
  • ½
    tsp
    Cayenne pepper
  • 400
    g
    minced lamb
  • 375
    g
    puff pastry
  • 100
    g
    peach or apricot chutney
  • ½
    tsp
    chilli sauce
  • 1
    medium egg - beaten, for glazing and sealing
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and saute the onion until soft and golden. Add the garlic and spices and cook for another minute so that the spices release their fragrance. Allow to cool.

Put the lamb in a bowl and add the onion and spice mixture then season well. Use your hands to mix everything together. Cover and put in the fridge while you arrange the pastry.

Divide the pastry in two and, on a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rectangle about 40cm x 12cm.

Divide the lamb mixture into two equal portions. Using floured hands and working on a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of meat into a long sausage shape measuring about 40cm in length.

Mix the chutney with the chilli sauce and spread half of it down the centre of each piece of pastry, leaving about a 2.5cm clear edge all the way round.

Lay the long sausage shapes on each piece of pastry, aligning it along the long side, 1.5cm in from the edge. Now roll each long sausage up in the pastry and seal the edges with a little water (use your finger or a brush to apply it). Put the join in the pastry underneath.

Using a small knife cut each long pastry-wrapped sausage into 8–10 sausage rolls (you can make them larger if you prefer). Place them onto a non-stick baking sheet and make a couple of little slits in the pastry of each sausage roll. Brush the rolls all over with the beaten egg (try to keep it on the sausage rolls and not the baking sheet). Cook in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden.

Tip:

Cayenne pepper is made from ground dried capsicums or chilli peppers producing a bright orange powder with a sweet pungent aroma, similar to pepper. The Cayenne pepper in these sausage rolls adds a sweet flavour with a warming heat.


 

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