I've had a bunch of broccoli rabe patiently waiting to receive some attention in my veggie drawer for maybe 2 weeks - tonight was finally its lucky night. I felt like making something a bit different from my usual Greens and Beans and took my inspiration from a package of chicken sausage I found in the freezer. These are just about the only sausage I can eat without feeling totally like a stuffed intestine myself - perhaps not the tastiest, most flavorful sausage, but they are fairly low in fat and have some interesting available flavors. Tonight I was working with the Roasted Pepper and Asiago with mesquite smoke variety and they were perfect for my purpose - a reasonably healthy meal guaranteed to keep me healthy during my upcoming NYC debaucheries.
|Chipotles in adobo add kick and color|
This was seriously one of the easiest meals ever - pour a splash of olive oil in a deep pan to brown the sausage (which I had sliced into rounds) and add some minced garlic ~ 4 small cloves. While these cook, get your greens rinsed and chopped. Pour in some chicken broth, maybe get a little crazy by adding some chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or perhaps a spoonful of that bacon fat you've been hoarding in the fridge. Live a little, people.
|A little freshly grated Parmesan is always a good idea.|
Finish by throwing in your greens and a can of rinsed and drained cannellini beans. Cover, turn to low and about 5 minutes later you'll have an awesomely delicious meal faster than you could have gotten takeout. And, if you're lucky like me, leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.