Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stir-fried Italian Sausage and Peppers

Do you like Sausage and Peppers? I usually don’t, because the peppers are always way overcooked, at least for my taste. I prefer them tender-crisp, like in a stir-fry. If you like the peppers "overcooked" and soft, try ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS. But if you like your veggies to still have a bit of bite to them, try this stir-fry dish. Take your pick. A lot of people must like the overcooked peppers, because that’s the way most recipes say to cook them!

(based on a recipe from Taste of Home, Apr/May 2003)

1 lb Italian sausage links, cut into 1/4” slices
1 medium green pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium or 1/2 large red pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and quartered
1 T lard (or oil or half butter and half olive oil)
1 firm tomato, coarsely chopped
1 t minced fresh parsley, or 1/2 t dried parsley
dash each salt and pepper

Cook the sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Turn the heat up to high and add the peppers, onion and tomato and stir-fry until tender-crisp. If using dried parsley, add it with the vegetables. If using fresh, add it at the end. Check the seasoning and serve.

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