Italian sausage with spring vegetables

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Italian sausage with spring vegetables

Paleo, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Family-Friendly

2 Servings, 610 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

In this paleo and gluten-free Mediterranean-inspired main course, rich Italian sausage comes together with artichoke hearts, fennel, and olives using only one pan.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ½ pound fresh loose mild Italian pork sausage
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 1 organic fennel bulb
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo chile flakes (optional)
  • ½ pound organic shredded kale
  • ⅔ cup cooked quartered artichoke hearts
  • ⅓ cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 wedge organic red or other cabbage (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

Ingredient IQ

Aleppo chile flakes, made from the semi-dried red Halaby chile, produce a floral and fragrant seasoning. Their heat level is relatively mild, especially compared with the red chile flakes you find at pizza joints. Named after the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, where they originate, Aleppo chile flakes are now more often sourced from Turkey. We love to sprinkle them into Mediterranean-inspired dishes like this one to add a subtle kick.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 610, Protein: 19g (38% DV), Fiber: 12g (48% DV), Total Fat: 37g (57% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 44g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 8g (40% DV), Cholesterol: 70mg (23% DV), Sodium: 1480mg (62% DV), Carbohydrates: 45g (15% DV), Total Sugars: 11g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Cook the sausage

  • Cut a small corner from the sausage packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the sausage and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Do not clean the pan.
While the sausage cooks, prepare the vegetables.

2

Prep the vegetables

  • Peel and thinly slice enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
  • Cut the fennel lengthwise into quarters and cut away the core; cut the quarters lengthwise into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon [2 tsp].

3

Cook the vegetables; finish the sausage

In the same pan used for the sausage, warm the residual oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, fennel, garlic, and as much Aleppo chile as you like. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to caramelize and soften, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the sausage, kale, and ¼ cup [½ cup] water (the kale in batches if needed) and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is cooked through and the kale is just wilted, 2 to 4 minutes.
While the vegetables and sausage cook, prepare the remaining ingredients.

4

Prep the remaining ingredients; finish the dish

  • Coarsely chop the artichoke hearts and olives, checking for any pits.
  • Cut away any core from the cabbage; thinly slice the cabbage.
When the kale is wilted, stir in the artichoke hearts, olives, cabbage, and sherry vinegar. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve

Transfer the sausage and vegetables to individual bowls and serve.

Kids Can!

  • Line a plate with paper towels.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Measure the water for the vegetables and sausage.