One-Skillet Andouille Creation and a New Home for Cheffresco




I must say sorry! Such the lack of posting lately! I think this may be the longest we've gone without posting. We just moved into our new house this past weekend and it was/is very busy. So much to do, we wanted to take the whole week off and play house :) We are going to hopefully put up some pics soon - our new kitchen is so much better than the last one! We actually have room to both be in there without running all over each other! And best of all, we have space to store all of our cheffresco plates and cooking supplies :) This makes me happy because Michael said I wasn't allowed to buy any more decorative plates until we got a house with storage space. Marshall's here I come!

This recipe we actually made before the move but are just now getting time to post it. It was quite the interesting combination of ingredients. The original recipe, from Eating Well, called for broccoli rabe and lamb merquez sausage, neither of which we could find (or tried hard enough to find I should say). You are also supposed to cook your own cannellini beans, but we just got the store bought kind for a time saver (if you want to cook your own, you need 2 cups). Unfortunately, the homemade croutons didn't turn out that delicious. Unless you've mastered homemade ones, I'd say go for store bought ones. Ours just tasted like cut up pieces of toast & they would've been better with more crunch. Other than the croutons, it was actually pretty good, as weird as it may look!

Ingredients

  • 3 slices whole-wheat country bread, crusts removed
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces andouille sausage links
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch broccolini (about 12 ounces), trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Tear bread into 1/2- to 1-inch irregular pieces. Place on a large baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon oil. Season with pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Remove sausage from casing and cook, breaking it up, until browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Let the pan cool.
  4. Pour off any oil left in the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and place over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add broccolini and cook, stirring, until wilted and tender but still bright green, 4 to 6 minutes. (Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water if the greens seem dry.)
  6. Add beans, water, the sausage and 1/8 teaspoon salt to the pan, stirring to combine; bring to a simmer. Make 4 indentations in the bean mixture and break an egg into each one.
  7. Season the eggs with the remaining pinch of salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook the eggs, checking occasionally, until desired doneness: 3 to 5 minutes for soft-set yolks, 7 to 9 minutes for hard-set yolks.
  8. Top the bean mixture and eggs with the croutons and serve immediately.

31 comments:

petite nyonya said...

Congratulations! on your new home!! It must be soooo exciting! I can totally relate to your excitement about having more storage space for your kitchen & tableware. Will look forward to your next post on your new home & as always, this is another delicious meal from you. Enjoy your busy days ;-)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

You moved and still have time to post. Wow. Your clock must have more time on the day than mine. I can't find broccoli rabe or lamb sausage here either. You are skilled at substituting. I might have just passed on the recipe without giving it a try. Good job.
Sam

A Year on the Grill said...

New house... I remember those days...living from boxes for a month, and my wife grabbing the best closet spaces in the first 10 minutes (possession is nine tenths of the law, and the wife's whim is the other tenth).

Heather said...

congrats on the new home! and this looks scrumptious!!

Jennie said...

Yummo! I love this! I'm making it this weekend!

Erica said...

Congrats on the new house! That is super exciting. This is a very cool looking dish.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Congratulations on your new home! I love this one dish meal!

Grace said...

hey, hey, glad to hear you're moving up in the world! i'd love to have a glimpse of your kitchen and feel jealous. :)
great creation. can one go wrong when andouille sausage is involved? i think not. :)

Rose said...

Congratulations on the new home!!! This looks great. I love Eating Well. In fact, I just bought the book that's something to the effect of recipes for two. I think we will try making this tonight. We LOVE eggs, sausage & broccolini!

lisaiscooking said...

The egg with the broccoli looks great! Hope you're enjoying your new home!

Chef E said...

Jealous! My kitchen in our rental is like a cubby hole, so I am looking for a new home in the area...love the the recipe, and of course your photos always rock!

The Duo Dishes said...

Ooooh egg. That's awesome, and it's a comforting way to move into a new home.

Mary said...

Congratulations on your new home. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious. Have you changed your blog layout? I may just be getting old but it looks wonderfully different from what I think I remember :-). Have a great evening.

eatme_delicious said...

How exciting about your new place! And a bigger kitchen (with more storage). I can't wait to have a bigger kitchen to play around in. And my baking pans/wok/etc are stored randomly around our apartment right now haha.

girlichef said...

I don't think it looks weird...I think it looks killer!!! I sooooo want to see your new kitchen. And I'm jealous. ;)

Juliana said...

Congratulations on your new home...I was kind of wondering the lack of posting :-) and glad to hear that you now have a bigger kitchen to "play". I love egg dishes...yummie!

Rachel & Rebecca said...

Congrats on the new house! Im excited to see pictures! Will you two be in Motown over thanksgiving or christmas? I'd love to catch up. Its been too long. Glad you're doing so wonderfully!

Shannon said...

looks delicious! congrats on the new home :) and glad you can both fit in your kitchen now!

Elra said...

How delightful and beautiful dish!

Ivy said...

Congratulations on the new house. Bumping on each other must have had a good aspect as well :)
The dish sounds delicious.

My Little Space said...

Congratulations on your new home! Really excited, right! Hope you've a wonderful time and have fun with your new home. Do post your new house pictures. Cheers.

Heavenly Housewife said...

congrats on your new home. I know what you mean about always finding stuff to buy at marshalls and tj maxx lol, i'm always finding great stuff. Fab dish.

Olga said...

Congratulations on your new home and the ability to buy new dishes! Very exciting :)

That meal looks awesome.

Karine said...

I moved about 1 month ago and it is so tiring! And living among boxes.. ARGH! But that is nice if you have a better kitchen. I also have a better one and I appreciate it!

I love your dish, it sounds delicious! :)

Kerstin said...

Congrats on your new house! I can't wait to see your new kitchen!

What a delicious dinner!

Kevin said...

With sausage, beans and broccoli this sounds nice and healthy and tasty!

Amanda said...

Congrats on your new digs! Glad you are getting settled :)

Jo. said...

Wow this looks sooo delicious. Looking forward to seeing pics of your new kitchen :-)

Teanna DiMicco said...

I think it looks great and you can't beat one skillet! Congrats on the new home!

Sasha said...

This sounds really interesting and looks delicious.

I always opt for home-made croutons, as I usually have leftover bread lying around. I've found that the best to make croutons is to dice bread, crusts intact, and cook in a pan on medium heat on the stove. Drizzle with some olive oil, adding salt, pepper and whatever else your heart desires. Stir frequently and in about 10 min you'll have yourself some croutons! Hope I helped : )

Velva said...

Congratulations on your new home! I know that you are really going to enjoy your new kitchen space.
This one skillet dish looks really good.
Looking forward to your future posts in your new home.

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