Thursday, December 07, 2006

"Sausage" Stuffed Acorn Squash

I've been hoarding squash again. The winter squash look so attractive, I can't resist buying them, and this bright orange acorn squash was especially pretty. But my squash basket overfloweth and its been icy cold, so it was time for this "Sausage" Stuffed Acorn Squash.

The "sausage" is Field Roast's Smoked Apple Sage Sausage. These sausages are very tasty, vegan, yet not soy-based. I'm looking forward to sampling some of this company's other products, including the Italian and Mexican flavored sausages. In checking out their website, I found this delicious-looking recipe for a English Celebration Roast on their blog - yep, that has my name written all over it!

The filling also included Seeds of Change Tuscan Rice & Beans, fresh garlic, dinosaur kale, and a little white truffle oil. Topped with salty feta, this was a delicious and warming meal for a cold night.

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash:
2 acorn squash, cut in half and seeded
1 package Seeds of Change Tuscan Style Rice & Beans
1 tsp olive oil
2 cups water
6-8 leaves of dinosaur kale, ribbed and torn into strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
olive oil
1 shallot
2 Field Roast Apple Sage Sausage, sliced
1 tsp white truffle oil
crumbled feta

Preheat the oven to 350. Place the halves of the acorn squash cut-side down in a baking dish with 1/4 inch deep water. Bake for 30 minutes until flesh is tender. Dot insides with butter or oil.

Prepare the Rice & Beans with the oil and water per the package directions. Add the kale to the liquid for the last 8 minutes of cooking. Add the fresh garlic for the last 4 minutes of cooking.

Heat a little olive oil in a skillet and add the shallot. Cook for a couple of minutes and add the sausage. Cook over medium high heat until the sausage is browning (3-4 minutes). Add the rice mixture to the skillet and combine well, stir-frying for 2 minutes. Fill the acorn squash with the filling and top with crumbled feta.


Anonymous Tanna said...

Too funny Catherine, I can't resist the squash either. They do just look too pretty to pass up. I have an acorn ans butternut sitting on the counter now.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Hi Tanna, I've seen some beauties lately, but I still have pumpkins to use!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

This Looks fantastic! I love the apple sage sausage too! what a great use for it!!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Hi Jennifer,

We just tried the Italian ones and loved them too. A friend has also recommended the Chipolte one's by our local Whole Foods doesn't carry those.

12:55 PM  

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