July 15, 2014
You can use your favorite sausage in this recipe. Several good spicy Cajun sausages are available at most markets. Some types of sausage contain enough fat that you will not need the 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in step 1. It depends on what type sausage you use. Regular spicy breakfast sausage will not need any added oil. Other types of sausage may.
Some types of sausage have a casing that must be removed (skinned) before cooking. The package cooking instructions will tell you if you need to remove the casing.
For a change of pace you can substitute seafood (shrimp, crawfish, etc) for the sausage and keep everything else the same to make a totally different dish.
Yield: 6 servings
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 lb. fresh (hot and spicy) sausage
- 2 cans whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 1 peeled eggplant, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup of celery, chopped
- 3 medium zucchini, sliced in rings
- Grated Parmesan cheese, as needed
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet.
2. Brown the sausage first then add all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT THE PARMESAN CHEESE.
3. Heat and stir just until well mixed and vegetables are starting to soften, then transfer to a greased casserole dish.
4. Sprinkle the top generously with Parmesan cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven set at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.