Dinner Tonight: Turkey Apple Sausage with garden fresh sautè

We have been dieting, and only eating food at most one meal per day. Tonight I decided another boneless skinless chicken breast wasn't going to cut it!

I stopped at New Seasons Market to get some fresh made sausage. I selected an Apple Turkey sausage and took it home.

I started by adding 1 Tbs. oil and 1 Tbs. butter to a sauté pan over medium heat. I sliced up a large Walla-Walla sweet onion and added it to the pan, along with 3 cloves of fresh garlic from our garden.

While the onions were sweating I looked at the fresh veggies from our garden and grabbed a fresh yellow summer squash and a green pepper, both of which I cut into 1/2 inch cubes. I added them after the onions had started to carmalize, adding salt and fresh ground pepper.

While the veggies were cooking I started the sausages browning on a cast iron grill pan for ~5 minutes per side. Once they were browned nicely I added them to the sauté pan and covered it, reducing the heat to medium low giving the flavors a chance to combine. 20 minutes later it was ready to eat. To plate I sliced the sausages and placed vegetables down both sides, then sprinkled with Pecarino Romano cheese to add a nice sharp bite which contrasted nicely with the sweetness of the squash.

This is a great, simple lean meal that can really be done with any kind of sausage and vegetables you have from your garden over the summer.