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what to do with chicken sausage w/feta and spinach

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!


    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.


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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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