Chicken Sausage Meal

January 9, 2014

By Anna Varriano

This dinner was inspired by pastured chicken sausage and home-made lacto-fermented sauerkraut thanks to Ali and Glenn of Swallowtail Farm, Perth ON! This recipe makes 2-3 servings.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3 mild Italian chicken sausages
  • Big bunch of parsley
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • Water
  • Big bunch of kale
  • 2 cloves of coarsely chopped garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • Optional: lacto-fermented sauerkraut

Step 1: Cooking the sausages and sweet potato

542120_474065945948534_1041840133_n[1]I peeled and cut up the sweet potato and the sausages, chopped up a big bunch of parsley from the garden, put it all in a baking dish, and drizzled about 2 TBSP of olive oil over all of it, then seasoned with salt and pepper.

223077_474065972615198_1139241468_n[1]Tossed it all together until sausages and sweet potatoes were nicely coated with the oil, parsley, and seasoning. Put a little bit of water in the baking dish, then covered it and roasted it in a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes (until sausage was browned and sweet potatoes were tender). I uncovered it about 1/2 way through. While that was cooking, I prepared the kale.

Step 2: Cooking the kale

387493_474065999281862_697342779_n[1]First, I put the coarsely chopped garlic in a pan with about 2 TBSP of olive oil and about 4 TBSP of water.

198441_474066019281860_554946662_n[2]Then I chopped up a fresh tomato from the garden and mixed it in. Turned the heat to low and just let all the flavours blend for about 5 minutes. Smelled amazing!

248558_474066052615190_488578721_n[1]Chopped up a big bunch of kale and put it on top of the tomato/garlic/olive oil mixture (stray parsley leaf!). Looks like a lot of kale, but it cooks down!

546207_474066075948521_2071438119_n[1]Covered it all up with a lid and put it on medium-low heat for a few minutes. Mixed it all up and covered it again for a few more minutes, until kale was tender. Make sure you don’t run out of water! Add a bit more if you need to.

Step 3: Serving

429296_474066119281850_731849173_n[1]Dinner is served, with a few heaping tablespoons of lacto-fermented sauerkraut (loaded with healthy probiotics – a great digestive aid). If you’re ever in the Perth area, make sure you stop by Swallowtail Farm. Free range eggs, pastured poultry, seasonal fruit and veggies, lacto-fermented sauerkraut, jams, jellies, beautiful pottery, and lots more. So thrilled to have discovered this wonderful farm!



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