Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sausage with Kale and Peppers

Kale is the amazing little veggie that could. Although it looks more like a lettuce, it is actually a form of cabbage. Like its relatives broccoli and brussel sprouts, kale is high in beta carotene, vitamin K and vitamin C.

During World War II, the cultivation of kale was encouraged with the Dig for Victory Campaign. Victory Gardens, as they were called, were popular in the U.S., Britain, and Canada because of the lack of some foods due to rationing. The war efforts put a great deal of pressure on the public food supply, so Victory Gardens were a great alternative.

There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own food. Unfortunately, we haven't been growing anything in our little garden this summer. So I grabbed myself a big bunch of delicious kale at the market and whipped up a delicious garden fresh meal. This dish is so simple and really lets the flavor of the kale come through. Enjoy!

Sausage with Kale and Peppers


4 sausages (chicken or pork), sliced
1 pound fresh kale, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, julienned
1/2 red pepper, julienned
1/2 green pepper, julienned
1/2 yellow pepper, julienned
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, melt butter on medium high heat. Add onion and peppers and saute until slightly transparent. Add sausage and saute until almost cooked through. Remove onions, peppers and sausage from pan.

In the same pan, add chicken broth and kale. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Add sausage, peppers and onions and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes.

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