February 22, 2012

Spicy Sausage and Apples

I had to laugh a couple of days ago when I found that someone had pinned a photo of my Spicy Cauliflower Soup on Pinterest and said it was a bit bland.  I found it funny since we have a very high tolerance for spicy foods in this household and that recipe is relatively spicy.  The problem is that if your spices are old or perhaps just a mild version, it is hard to predict what level of spiciness you might achieve in your own dish.  The curry that I have here (Penzey's) is a nice peppy version and the same can be said for the red pepper flakes.  I guess I will need to add a caveat to each recipe saying your spiciness may vary.  

At any rate, this dish is not what I would call spicy, though you can certainly make it that way with the judicious use of some cayenne or red pepper or even hot sausage.  It is a very easy dish to make and can be whipped up quickly after a hard evening at the gym.  

Slice about a pound of sausage (hot italian or plain) into bite sized pieces.   Peel and chop a couple of apples into similar sizes.  Dice an onion.  Add a small amount of coconut oil or lard to a shallow pan.  Fry onions until softened.  Add the sausage and cook most of the way through.  Add the apples, a pinch (or two or three) of cayenne and cinnamon.   Salt and pepper to taste.   Cook until sausage is done.  Serve.  How easy is that?

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