Time: 1 hour
Price: €4.29 – €0.72 per portion
Pigs in blankets were always one of my favourite parts of Christmas dinner, so since I keep the little piggies off my plate now I wanted to prove to myself that it was possible to veganize this traditional side! And I DID IT!
I’m delighted to share this recipe with you as it shows that you don’t need animals on your plate to enjoy “all the trimmings”.
You will need:
- 6 vegan sausages
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 2tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 1tbsp garlic powder
- 1 carrot – sliced thinly, I used a peeler
I chose these vegan sausages because they are slightly thinner and more like a chipolata. The “no porkies” ones from Iceland would work great for this, too – or the Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages as their flavour is quite festive!
How to make it:
Add the tamari, maple syrup, liquid smoke and garlic powder into a dish then lay the carrot strips in for their cold bath. Marinate this for at least 30mins – you can leave it overnight if you want but 30 mins is the minimum.
Wrap your cruelty-free piggies in the carrot strips and bake or grill until the sausages are cooked through – this will vary depending on your sausage choice. You can add a little bit of oil at this stage if you want them to look nice and glazed but that’s not essential!
That’s it – serve with your Christmas roast and watch as all your guests are amazed at you pulling off vegan pigs-in-blankets.
The final Christmas dessert will be up tomorrow so make sure to follow the blog so that you don’t miss out!