Sunday, April 11, 2010

Good times Bad times you know I've had my share...

I came to a realization recently; if I had a cover band our opener would most definitely be "Good Times Bad Times". Some people daydream about unicorns, others about set lists for a band that does not exist. And then there's food....

On a recent field trip to the shore, we bought some fennel sausage from Mike's, a great little meat market (with killer sandwiches) in Old Saybrook. I wanted to make a dish that would really bring out the flavor, and decided to roast them with potatoes, peppers and onions. It will quickly become a favorite comfort dish once you try it! Combine the onions with shallots for added sweetness.

Roasted sausage, onions, peppers and potatoes

4-6 links fresh sausage
3 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 red peppers, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
1-2 shallots, sliced
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large baking dish, place potatoes on bottom. Next, add onions and peppers. Place sausage on top. Pour broth into dish. Sprinkle paprika over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for an additional 45 minutes, until sausage is nicely browned. Serve with merlot or white Bordeaux.

Mike's Quality Meats & Deli
1522 Boston Post Rd.
Old Saybrook, CT