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what to do with chicken sausage w/feta and spinach

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lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 07:58 AM

i bought a pack of 4 chicken sausages blended with spinach and feta at whole foods over the weekend. It just sounded so good. But now I am trying to think of a way to cook it. I think they would be fine on their own, but I was wondering if anyone had any more creative ideas for a recipe to use?

Thanks so much!

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    valerie RE: lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 08:26 AM

    Not too creative, but we eat various flavored chicken sausages on a somewhat regular basis. I would just slice, sautee a bit, and toss with pasta and chopped tomatoes. Simple but good.

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      TexasToast RE: valerie Apr 12, 2007 01:45 AM

      I like the Aidells sausages www.aidells.com more than these feta cheese ones because once sliced, the cheese oozes out and they will spit violently!

      TT

    2. chowser RE: lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 11:08 AM

      An easy dish I do is to sautee a chopped onion, add some crushed vermicelli and brown. Add rice. Then add broth and stir (I'll add chopped veggies sometimes). Top w/ the sausages, cover and bake. Not that creative but quick prep when I don't have much time.

      1. daily_unadventures RE: lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 11:13 AM

        I would say make a tomato based pasta sauce and add some other Mediterranean flavors like olives or zucchini. Take the casings off the sausage and brown with some onions then make the tomato sauce.

        Katerina
        http://dailyunadventures.com

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          harrison RE: lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 11:27 AM

          serve them with some eggs - a deconstructed florentine omelette with side of sausage!

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            chitta chef RE: lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 11:42 AM

            I created a dish for a party recently using the same or similar sausages. Cooked up some barley, dressed liberally w/olive oil, lemon juice, plenty of fresh chopped dill, s & p, oven roasted grape tomatoes, kalamata olives and the cooked sliced sausages - simple, good, really pretty- served at room temp.

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              mojoeater RE: lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 01:27 PM

              I used similar sausages on a pizza, along with more feta, spinach, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives. Yummy.

              1. Kitchen Queen RE: lisabnyc Apr 11, 2007 09:28 PM

                Funny - I just bought nearly the same at Trader Joe's - Fontina, spinach and garlic. So easy to use and combine. Here's one thing I do: first I peel off the casing - icky to me. Then slice and add to hot saute of garlic and EVOO. I then brown slightly and add any number of these - 1 can cannelinni beans, 1 can Italian chopped tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, roasted peppers roasted eggplant, pasta curls. Then top with your favorite cheeses; mozz, asiago, parm, romano...Another option: alternate layers of roasted eggplant (Zergut), roasted peppers (zergut), thin slices of zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, sausage and cheeses in a glass cake pan. Top w/mozz and parm cheese and bake 1 hour or until well and bubbly. serve as is or over your favorite pasta. YUMMO!. Personally I don't believe in eating chicken and egg in the same dish but, you can always make an omelette too :)KQ

                1. vicarious RE: lisabnyc Apr 12, 2007 06:24 AM

                  If that's the one in the green packaging (Hans brand?), it's a great product, and they are terrific on their own (I usually grill them and enjoy them plain with a little dijon mustard). I also like them sliced with pasta and tomatoes, as Valerie suggested, topped with a little more feta cheese.

                  1. chicgail RE: lisabnyc Apr 12, 2007 08:35 AM

                    Try them sliced, sauted, mixed with wild rice (along with onions, muchrooms and peppers if you like) and stuffed into a cooked winter squash like butternut.

                    1. cookiejesus RE: lisabnyc Apr 12, 2007 11:31 PM

                      This reminded me of a Tru amuse... here's a quickly-thought version:
                      Boil some chick peas.
                      Sauté some red bell peppers, and a bit of tomato.
                      Grill your sausages.
                      Toss the whole thing with olive oil and a bit of lemon.

                      1. ccbweb RE: lisabnyc Apr 12, 2007 11:50 PM

                        Seems like perhaps sauteed onions and granny smith apples along with the sliced and sauteed sausage with some curry poweder and a bit of cayene might yield a good dish. It'd be a take on a scallop/spinach/apple/curry dish that Charlie Trotter did in Kitchen Sessions. Could serve it with rice or pasta or potatoes of some kind.

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