Tuesday 30 April 2013


In Jamie's 30 minutes meal season 1 episode 18, Jamie prepares a Kinda Sausage Cassoulet, a warm broccoli salad and a meringue dessert, all in under 30 minutes.  I am just a home cook, so I am not giving this a challenge and stress over messy kitchen or worse still, maybe a cut finger.

I am going to take my sweet time to cook just the main dish, Kinda Sausage Cassoulet and my own mash.
I am in my kitchen. Nothing is mise en place. My sausages, leeks and herbs are in the fridge. The garlic, onions, olive oil are all within reach. The ciabatta is on the kitchen top. The bottle of passata, my baking tray and mini food processor are hidden in the kitchen cupboards. The music is on, playing my favourite Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous hit 'The Music Of The Night'. I glance at the time, and wonder how long will I take to cook this delicious Kinda Sausage Cassoulet.

Kinda Sausage Cassoulet
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals

4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
1 1/2 red onions (1 big yellow onion)
a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
1/2 small bunch of fresh sage
3 fresh bay leaves(dried)
2 leeks
4000g good  quality chipolata sausages (530g of pork sausage and chicken chipolata)
3-4 thick slices of bread (1 small loaf of ciabatta)
2 cloves of garlic
1 x 680g jar of passata
1 x 390g carton of butter beans (450g)
1 x 390g carton of haricot beans (did not add)


  • Slice 4 rashers of bacon about 1 cm thick and add to a sturdy roasting tray with a few lugs of olive oil. Put over a high heat. 
  • Halve, peel and slice 1 1/2 red onions.
  • Pick the rosemary and most of the sage leaves and sprinkle into the tray with the bay leaves, keeping a few sage sprigs back for later.

  • Trim the leeks and peel back the outer leaves. Cut down the length of the leeks, then wash away any grit and finely slice. Add the leeks and onions to the tray with a few splashes of boiled water, stir, then leave to soften.
  • Lay the sausages in another roasting tray, drizzle and rub a little olive oil over them, then put under the grill to cook for 8 minutes. Stir your vegetables.(grill on stove top)
  • Tear the slices of bread into large chunks and put into a food processor with a pinch of salt and pepper, 1/2 of the reserved sprigs of sage, 2 cloves of garlic and a good drizzle of olive oil. Pulse until you have fairly even, coarse breadcrumbs.(I did this before cooking)

  • Stir the passata and the beans and their juices into the tray of vegetables.
  • Tale the sausages out of the oven.(stove top)
  • Sprinkle half the breadcrumbs from the food processor over the veg and beans.
  • Lay the sausages dark side down and sprinkle over the rest of the breadcrumbs.
  • Pick the rest of the sage leaves, drizzle with olive oil and scatter on top.

  • Put the roasting tray into the oven on the middle shelf for around 4 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are crisp and golden.(200C 12 minutes)

Who Is Like God?
Sunday Sermon

What Our Praise of God Should Be?
Hallelu Yah,  Praise the Lord
Our God is all encompassing. We are to praise Him endlessly everywhere. In Psalm 113, the servants of God exalt Him and praise His name. God's beauty and glory is above all nation. He humbles himself to be like man in the form of Jesus. He cares for us, the poor and needy, He answers our prayers. He is ever present with His people. He even makes the barren women fertile. That's how great a God he is. Blessed be Your name.

Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, you his servants; praise the name of the LORD. Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the place it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised. The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people. He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD. Psalm 113

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