Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rosalie's Padella

Our garden has been churning out zucchini like there's no tomorrow.  I'm almost to the point of "I never want to see another zucchini again". However I am really enjoying this very easy sausage, tomato, zucchini dish.  You can't go wrong with an easy dinner, that everyone enjoys and best of all there is only 1 skillet to wash!


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
8 ounces Italian sausage
3 cups stale French bread, torn into about 1 to 2 inch pieces
1 pound tomato, chopped, with juice and seeds
1 pound zucchini, quartered and sliced
1/4 cup basil, leaves only, torn into small pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese, to taste

In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté olive oil, onion, garlic and sausage. Sauté for about 8 minutes, or until meat is brown and onion and garlic are softened. Drain excess oil from the pan so there is about 2 tablespoons remaining.

Add chopped zucchini to the pan with the sausage. Increase heat to medium high, and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the zucchini is just beginning to soften. Add tomatoes and their juice, and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes begin to release more of their juice in the pan.

Toss the French bread into the pan, stirring the bread so it begins to absorb the cooking juices. Add salt and pepper and continue to cook until all the vegetables are tender, and the mixture starts to appear drier and the bread is heated all the way through, about 6 minutes more.

Toss in the torn basil leaves at the last minute.  Divide onto plates and serve with Parmesan cheese.

Serves 6

Recipe: Rosalie's padella.  Laura Gilliam  

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