Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Quick Meal: Chicken Sausage with Eggplant & Tomatoes
2 Italian style nitrate free chicken sausage, sliced
1 large tomato, diced
1 small eggplant, peeled and diced (you can leave the peel on, I don't like it)
1/2 large sweet onion, sliced
a handful of sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped or dried basil to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Chia pasta - cook according to package directions
Boil water for pasta.
Heat olive oil over medium heat, add onions and cook until softened, about 3 - 4 minutes. Add garlic in, saute 2 minutes.
Add eggplant, saute for 3 - 4 minutes, then add in both tomatoes and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add in sausage and cook for another 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid. If sausage, eggplant and tomato mixture seems dry add in 1/4 cup of reserved liquid and top pasta with the mixture. Top with basil, fresh ground pepper and salt.
That's it, dinner in under 30 minutes with chopping.
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