Thursday, February 24, 2011

Turkey hash and strange bedfellows

I should give you the heads-up - this next recipe is comprised of strange combinations.

Ingredients that otherwise would not mix and mingle become easy bedfellows.

OK, it is not that strange - but now you are prepared.

Turkey hash with clementine oranges.

Yes, you guessed it. I had a craving for potatoes, apples and oranges this morning. 

Turkey sausage, potato, onion and apple.

I went a little overboard with the soy sauce. Yup, I said soy sauce (see recipe below and I used more than 1 Tbsp - oops) - I would recommend using chicken stock or water to steam cook the potatoes and your hash will probably look much prettier than mine.

Turkey Hash

Serves 2 

1 medium potato - chopped
1 medium apple - chopped
1/4 of a yellow onion
1 large sweet Italian turkey sausage
pinch of black pepper
1 Tbsp. of soy sauce
 1 tsp. of coconut oil
 1/4 cup of liquid (water, chicken stock or vegetable stock)

Put a sautee pan on medium heat. Add in the coconut oil and the turkey sausage. Cook until brown and then set aside.
In the same pan add in the potatoes and cook until the potatoes start to brown.  Then add in the onions and continue to cook until they are translucent. 

At this point add in 1 Tbsp. of soy sauce (feel free to omit this if it is not to your taste - but if you do make sure to add in a pinch of salt) and add in the chopped apple.

Add in 1/4 cup of liquid, add back in the sausage and cover the pan. This causes the potatoes to steam cook which results in more of a mushy hash. Cook on medium/low heat for about 7 - 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Serve with a side of orange slices and a dollop of Greek yogurt. 

Tackling the kitchen part deux begins today. I am seriously considering getting an outdoor grill and never using my kitchen again so that I never have to repeat this painful process.