Stir-Fried Sprouts, Red Cabbage & Chicken-Apple Smoked Sausage
1 pound of trimmed and halved small brussels sprouts
1 cup thinly sliced or shredded red cabbage, optional
12 ounces (4 links) Aidells Smoked Chicken & Apple Sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
2 - 3 tablespoons butter, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place brussels sprouts in a covered glass Pyrex-type casserole dish with just the water and dampness left clinging to them after rinsing (about 1 teaspoon). Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes until slightly softened and still bright green. While sprouts are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add sliced sausage and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until lightly browned. Transfer browned sausage to a bowl and set aside. Add additional tablespoon of butter to the skillet over medium-high heat and add lightly steamed brussels sprouts. Stir fry sprouts for about 5 minutes, turning frequently until very lightly browned and tender-crisp. While brussels sprouts are cooking, place red cabbage in covered casserole dish and steam in microwave on high for 1 minute until slightly wilted. Return sausage to skillet; stir in steamed red cabbage and additional tablespoon of butter. Stir until heated and lightly coated with butter. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.