Sunday, July 25, 2010

Plantain and Sausage Heaven

Having just purchased a skillet (named Oscar) I have been looking for stir-fry recipes to try out. I'd been trying not to use pots and pans too often, since I would have to borrow my roommate M's stuff, but now that I have my own, I am freeeeee to experiment!

Tonight, my other roommate L and I tried out a new recipe, courtesy of I am titling it "Plantain and Sausage Heaven," for obvious is the recipe, with some of my own modifications (picture is from the site--ours didn't look this pretty)!

  1. Cut plantains and sausages into optimal-sized (as close to a cube-shape) chunks. Cook in pan.
  2. Chop 3/4 onion, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 green pepper, and ~1/2 cup pineapple (all amounts are approximate). Pour these, as well as a handful of craisins, into the skillet.
  3. Once the veggies are done, add the sausages and plantains back in.
  4. Add ~1/4 cup mustard, a few squirts of lemon juice, cinnamon, black pepper, chili powder, ginger, and salt. Stir until everything is mixed and warm.
  5. Enjoy!

Oh my gosh, SO delicious! L and I managed to have almost all of the requisite ingredients (she provided the amazing sausages and I had everything else lying around). We were missing mango ginger chutney and Greek yogurt, but we didn't really miss it. I used ginger to substitute in for the chutney and added craisins for color. We put in almond milk (as included in the original recipe), but I've omitted it from this version because it seems kind of pointless. Finally, I poured in orange-mango-pineapple juice at random times, since I had it in the fridge and we were missing mango to begin with. I don't know if it did anything, but if nothing else, it added an INCREDIBLE smell.

I highly recommend that you, faithful readers (all 6 of you :-)), try this recipe. Absolute win.