As usual we did quite some research for our Greek dish and came across a kind of stew, listening to the name of Spetsofai on a site that surprisingly is called “The Greek Food” (clever, isn’t it?). We like stews and soups and the likes and the ingredients were simple enough – pork sausage (which Nico eats…potentially), green peppers (which Nico eats…when he wants to), onions (that Nico eats…sometimes) and crushed tomatoes (which Nico probably would not even touch with a ten foot pole, if his aim was that good).
So all set for a success, right? Right. Everything went off to a brilliant start, when I could not find just pork sausage, but only mild Italian…well, close enough, just part of the Mediterranean Sea away…
I took care of the sausages (browning it up before slicing and dicing) and the onions, since the sausages were not cooperating at any stage of their existence and the onions, because, well, they fight back and Nico is not a fan of burning eyes. So he came into play when it came to slicing up the green peppers, which are supposed to be in strips, but hey, if he can help, he’s in heaven,
If you would like to print it, here is the recipe:
- 5 mild Italian pork sausages
- 2 big onions
- 2 green peppers
- 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes
- Salt & pepper
- Cut the sausage in half and fry it up in a little oil.
- Cut sausages halves into thumb size pieces.
- Coarsely chop onions.
- Slice the peppers in length.
- Sautee chopped garlic, onions and peppers for 5-10 minutes on high heat.
- Remove from pan and put in sausage again.
- Sautee for 5-10 more minutes.
- Add onions, garlic and peppers and sautee for 5 more minutes, stirring frequently.
- Lower heat and add chopped tomatoes and juice and stir.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Cook until the sauce is slightly thickening up.
Please check out our partner blogs and their Greece ideas: Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It
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