The perfect Christmas party snack!

Christmas in our house has always been a wonderful time. It evokes the happiest of memories and I always try to recreate the nostalgia by embracing the traditions that I learned as a child.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing a number of posts and recipes, that all come from my new book ‘Neven Maguire’s Perfect Irish Christmas’. Today we kick off with party food and a gorgeous recipe for Sticky Cocktail Sausages with Sesame Seeds.

Perfect Festive Filler

FESTIVE DELIGHT… Sticky Cocktail Sausages are sure to prove a winner

I just love having people around at Christmas and party food is a must in Blacklion over the festive period!

In upcoming blogs, I will be sharing recipes for sumptuous starters, magnificent main courses, delicious desserts, perfect leftover dishes and fabulous drinks so I do hope you keep checking out this blog. (Did you know you can subscribe so you never miss a recipe!)

So, I hope you enjoy the first in my blog series on Christmas and I promise you will be making a second batch of these gorgeous sticky festive delights because the first will be gone so quickly!

Sticky Cocktail Sausages with Sesame Seeds
These are completely irresistible and can be served hot or cold, so they’re great party food and easy buffet fare. Hand around a separate dish for used cocktail sticks.


20 cocktail sausages (about 350g (12oz) in total)
2 tbsp hoisin or plum sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp runny honey
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp sesame seeds


1 Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6).
2 Put the sausages in a non-stick roasting tray in a single layer. Mix together the hoisin or plum sauce, soy sauce, honey, mustard and 2 teaspoons of water in a bowl, then pour over
the sausages, turning to coat.
3 Bake the sausages in the oven for 15 minutes, then drain off any excess fat and sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Cook for another 5–10 minutes, until golden and sticky.
4 To serve, arrange on a warmed plate skewered with cocktail sticks.


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