I remember an episode of Who’s the Boss where Tony cooks sausage and peppers for his daughter, whats her face. This isn’t that type of sausage and peppers. But its where I had first heard the term, and then again from The Sopranos. Which reminds me I need to watch that show again.
This recipe is fairly simple, light but filling. We eat it just as is, but if you are a carb loving household you can obviously serve it with quinoa, or brown rice. I’m listing some Trader Joe’s stuff here, but you can substitute with any other sausage you’d like. The lime juice and pulp mixed with the juices from the sausage make a very light ‘sauce’. (I said sauce ahaha) I don’t use green bell peppers because they are bitter. My friend and I discussed the psychology of it once.
him: yeah, i eat a ton of watermelon at work, but not red peppers
me: ohh red ones?
him: yeah, i dont touch em
me: no really?
him: i only like the greens, the true bell pepper
me: I was completely unaware that you didn’t like red ones or orange or yellow, somewhere along the way I heard that the green ones were the only ones that tickled your fancy
him: they’re bitter and unpleasant, they get me
me: so its like eating yourself so its like eating yourself? I wonder if that’s why I like the red, yellow, orange ones then, because they are sweet?
him: haha, pepper psychology
me: I have a masters in it
I have weird friends.
1 Trader Joe’s Smoked Turkey Kielbasa cut into 1/2 pieces
3 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow) cut into strips, or chunks
1 lime cut in half, juice and pulp are used
touch of oil
Pepper for taste
Heat up a sauté pan on high, add a touch of olive oil and sauté your peppers. Add the sausage. Squeeze one half of the lime over everything. Put a tight fitting lid on the pan and let cook for 2-3 minutes until the sausage releases some of its juices. Add second half of the lime juice and pulp, give it a good stir and serve.
If you make this, I’d love to see! Come back to this post and comment with a link to your own version of the dish.