Sunday, March 23, 2014

Simple Pasture Raised Pork Sausage & Kale

Okay, I am obsessed (and by obsessed I mean OBSESSED) with Whole Foods Pasture Raised Pork Sausage.  They make it there at the store and it is DELICIOUS.  When they have a sale, I buy a ton of it (both mild & spicy) and freeze it for later use.  I also love kale.  It is probably my favorite dark green leafy vegetable.  Usually I roast it with a little olive oil and salt for a healthy "chip" but it is also delicious sauteed with sausage because all of the rich flavors of the sausage end up absorbing in the kale.  Plus it's super easy to make... think 20 minutes.

Ingredients (makes 2 generous servings):
2lb pasture raised pork sausage (mild or spicy take your pick), casing removed
1 bunch organic kale, washed and cut into long thin strips
That's it!!

1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown your sausage breaking it up with a spatula or spoon as it cooks.
2. When it is completely brown, add your kale on top (it will be overfull but I promise it cooks down quickly).  Add a bit of water (maybe 1/3 or 1/2c) and cover it with a lid.
3. Let it steam a few minutes.  When the kale begins to wilt, open the lid and stir it around.  Cover and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
4. Open the lid and continue to cook until all the liquid has absorbed and everything has the wonderful aroma and taste of pork sausage.  Split it up between 2 plates and dig in!

NOTE:  Do not salt this dish!  The sausage is already salted so your whole dish will be flavored like the pork sausage that you choose.  If at the very end it needs salt, fine, add salt.  But I doubt it will because sausage is pretty darn salty :)

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