Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pan Baked Spiced Apple Sausage



Ingredients:

Spiced Apple Sausages (5 pack)
5 Strips of Bacon
5 green apples
1 Orange
1/2 yellow onion (sliced)
1 Bag of Collard Greens (cut & pre-washed)
3 cups chicken stock or chicken broth
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Garlic Powder
Paprika
Parsley Flakes


Directions:

Sausage: 
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly sprinkle olive oil on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet. Chop onions and apples into slices and set aside. Season both sides of sausage with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika to taste. Arrange apple and onion slices around sausages on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with parsley flakes. Cut orange in half (reserve other half for later) and squeeze the juice on top of the sausage, apples, and onions. Bake for 15 minutes on one side, flip sausages, and continue baking for another 15 minutes.

Collard Greens:
Dice up 5 bacon strips and fry until fully cooked. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon bits and place on a paper towel covered plate (set aside to use as a topping for later). Add collard greens in batches to bacon fat and fry up until all of the greens can fit in the pot. Add a bit of olive oil to help fry the greens. Season well with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Continue frying until greens are cooked down (for about 5-7 minutes). Add 3 cups of chicken stock, cover, and let simmer for 45 minutes, or until collard greens are tender enough to eat.

Plating:
Take pan out of the oven and squeeze the other half of the orange on top of the sausages, apples, and onions. Make a bed of collard greens on a serving plate. Place pan baked sausage on top, then add the apple and onion mixture. Sprinkle bacon pieces on top of entire plate. Serve and enjoy!



2 comments:

  1. Yay.. I'm the first one to comment on this post! Sausage, collard greens and bacon.. how could one go wrong? ¡Delicioso! :)

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