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October 21st, 2007

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10:09 pm - Carnivorization: Roasted Cranberries, Apples, and Sausage, with Oats
I'm very used to the experience of transforming a dish with meat into a vegetarian dish. Last night's dinner was not only the reverse of that, it was also the even odder experience of transforming desert into a main course. Yesterday, teaotter was looking on-line and found the following recipe for a cranberry apple crisp. I shall make it, or something similar soon, but Becca then said, that could be dinner, and suggested reducing the sugar and adding chicken. I thought about this a bit, played with ideas and decided on sausage + a bit of onions instead. The recipe for the result is below, it was delicious.

Ingredients (serves two as dinner)

½ TBS olive oil
5 oz ground pork breakfast sausage (patty, not link), we used sausage with sage.
½ small onion, diced
2 TBS walnuts
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 TBS maple syrup
1 TBS white sugar
1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
2/3 cups fresh cranberries
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
2 TBS cup chopped walnuts
2 TBS cup butter, melted
2 TBS cup packed brown sugar

Cooking Directions
Combine the first 7 ingredients (oil to red pepper flakes) in a pan and cook on medium-high heat until both onions and sausage are done.

With the heat still on, add the maple syrup and stir around for a minute, allowing to bubble.

Remove from heat, and add white sugar, apples, cranberries, lemon juice, and ½ cup quick cooking oats and stir well to combine. Place this in a 5" x 10" bread loaf pan or similar small, deep pan, and pat down into pan.

Mix together the rest of the oats, melted butter, walnuts, & brown sugar, and spread on top of the fruit & meat mixture.

Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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Date:October 23rd, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
I've done something similar, but using tempeh instead of chicken.

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