Monday, April 21, 2014

Sausage & Sprouts -- One of My Favorite Grain-Free Fast Foods

It was a beautiful day here today -- it started off a bit chilly but warmed up nicely to around 70-ish by afternoon. I decided to make a super quick dinner tonight since I worked late. I also wanted a little reprieve after all the Easter prep this weekend. So, you know what screamed at me when I opened up the fridge? Yup...the cute little sprouts were calling my name as if to say "pick me, pick me" I did. LOL I trimmed and halved them and steamed them in a teaspoon of water in a covered glass casserole in the microwave for about 4 to 5 minutes (the length of time depends on the size of your sprouts). I like my sprouts with some bite to them -- sort of tender-crisp and still retaining their beautiful bright color. While they steamed, I sliced up 3 Aidells Smoked Chicken & Apple Sausage links and sauteed them in a little butter. I added the sprouts and a little more butter to the sausage and turned the heat up a little and "stir-fried" them until they were the tenderness and texture I like. This is one of my most favorite "fast food meals" to make...both because it tastes good and also because it's super quick and easy to make...oh, and I'm in love with Brussels sprouts, too! I have enough left for my lunch tomorrow -- win/win for me! I snapped a couple photos of my fast food dinner. Enjoy!  

Check out the little bits of apple in these sausages -- I really love these!


Unknown said...

Thank you sooooo much for sharing this simple and delicious dish! My husband loves it. It is easy enough he could make it if necessary. I work late during the week and this is a wonderful dish to have on the "need something quick" list.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi there -- glad you both like this, a lot, too. Any kind of food that you can put together quickly AND taste good is definitely a good thing (I work all day, too). After all, we all need a break once in a while! Glad you both enjoy it. :-)