Cooking The Perfect Sausage

WA Foods Signature DB sausages can be barbecued, char-grilled, grilled, pan-fried, oven-roasted or poached.

Poach sausages before cooking them to keep them moist, remove some of the fat and to help them cook right through on the high heat of the barbecue. See below for poaching tips.

Poaching Sausages

Poaching sausages is a quick first step to ensure fatter style sausages cook evenly and remain moist when you barbecue or char-grill them.

  • Cut the sausage links before cooking.
  • Don’t pierce them. If you prick good quality sausages you let all the moisture and flavour out.
  • Place the uncooked sausages in the cold water, ensuring there is enough water to completely cover the sausages.
  • Bring a saucepan of water to the boil.
  • Reduce to a gentle simmer.
  • Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove sausages and dry them off with a paper towel.
  • Your sausages are then ready to brown and finish on the barbie, in a pan or under the grill.

Cooking Sausages on the Barbecue/Char-Grill, in the Pan or under the grill.

For all of these hot and fast cooking methods, the steps are essentially the same:

  • Cut the sausage links before cooking.
  • Take your poached sausages (see above).
  • Cook sausages over moderate heat, if you cook them at too high a temperature their skins will burst.
  • Turn the sausages regularly to ensure that they cook evenly and don’t burn.

Cooking Sausages in the Oven

W A Foods Ltd Jumbo Pork 4 Sausage

One of the easiest ways to cook sausages is in the oven, it also makes less mess…how good is that?

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  • Place a sheet of baking paper on oven tray.
  • Cut the sausage links and place the sausages over the baking paper, use a large enough oven tray so that it allows some room around each of the sausages.
  • Place sausages in oven and roast for 15 minutes or until cooked.
  • Shake the oven tray from time to time to turn the sausages so they brown evenly.
  • Remember sausages must always be cooked right through to the centre.

A glaze is a really nice way to add a bit of flavour to an oven-roasted sausage dinner. Have a look at our Pork Sausages with Cider Lentils recipe for inspiration.

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