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.


Serves 4-6

  • 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.