A wine choice? I would go for a Rhone red or perhaps an inexpensive Bordeaux Red.
Recipe: Baked Venison Sausages with Lentils
- Wild Venison & Red Wine Sausages
- 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into wedges
- 1 red onion, cut into wedges
- 3 tomatoes cut into wedges
- 3 bay leaves
- 2-3 springs of fresh thyme, sage or rosemary or a mixture
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1500ml hot beef stock
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp hot chili sauce (one I omitted and found the dish ‘hot’ enough)
- x400g cans lentils, rinsed and drained
- Oven to 190C/Fan170/Gas 4.
- Roast the sausages with the peppers, onion, tomatoes and herbs, topped with the oil and balsamic, for 40 minutes.
- Add to the roasting tin the stock, Worcestershire Sauce, Chili Sauce, the lentils and some seasoning. Return to the oven and roast for 40-50 minutes until the sausages are a rich brown colour. Served with mashed potato and a red wine!
“Fit Food: The Benefits of Lentils
Lentils, which belong to the same legume family as beans and chickpeas, are often a dietary afterthought. But it’s about time that changed. See, one cup of those little suckers packs in 18 grams of protein and 37% of your daily value of iron, but just 1 gram of fat; making them a lean-and-mean substitute for meat dishes, says Heather R. Mangieri, MS, RD, owner of Nutrition CheckUp and a Spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Plus, you’re going to get 16 grams of filling fibre per serving and a hearty dose of essential disease-fighting nutrients, like folic acid, potassium, and magnesium. Not too shabby, huh?” Mens Health