Saturday, July 13, 2013
Simple Cajun Stir-Fry...w/ Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole & Roasted Asparagus
It was overcast most of the day and it finally began to rain early this evening. We did our Costco run late this afternoon. I picked up some wild sockeye salmon, Kerrygold butter (that they had just go in), some Amylu smoked Andouille chicken sausages (no msg, nitrites or nitrates and gluten free) and a bunch of other items. I decided to use the sausage to make dinner this evening and thought about what I might do with it on our way back home. I had also picked up a bag of multi-colored mini-peppers (red, yellow and orange), and decided to make a Cajun Stir-fry with the sausage and peppers. When I got home, I sliced the sausage links diagonally, and since they are fully cooked, they just needed to be sauteed a bit to brown and heat up. I sliced several peppers up and a green spring onion. I cooked the sausage in a non-stick skillet with a tiny bit of olive oil -- it only took a few minutes. I transferred the sausage to a plate and then added the sliced peppers to the pan and briefly sauteed them a couple minutes until crisp tender and then added the green onion in at the end and cooked another minute. I tossed the sausage back in the pan with the peppers and onion before serving. While preparing the Cajun Stir-fry, I roasted some fresh asparagus with a little olive oil, sea salt and black pepper at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. I reheated the Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole left from the other night and "boom" -- dinner was ready in no time. The sweet mini peppers were a nice contrast to the spicy Andouille chicken sausage. It was a great combination of flavors. I snapped a few photos for you to see below. Enjoy!