I found some sausage in my drawer that I forgot I had. This is a common problem as a single person living on her own. It’s also why I refuse to store vegetables into the proper vegetable drawer. I use it so rarely, that great food often gets forgotten down there. Did you know potatoes can grow things in them? It’s true. I’ve found months old potatoes with alien looking leafs growing out of them – it was horrifying and mildly interesting at the same time.
My soup, started too late, wasn’t nearly ready and I was getting hungry. So, I wiped my eyes as I cut a medium onion and threw it onto a frying pan. Added in the last of my mushrooms. Threw in some Ukranian sausage. Saved the spinach for last – and voila. Even though I’m writing this post on Tuesday night (you’ll see it Wednesday morning) – well. It’s like there’s as party in my mouth and EVERYONE who is invited.
Prep is easy and cooking time is under 10 minutes! I was delightfully surprised at how tasty this combination was.
- 2 cups of Ukrainian sausage cut into half slices
- 1 cup of fresh mushrooms cut into half slices
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 1.5 cups of fresh spinach
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- Black pepper, salt, and dill to season
- Drop about a tbsp of olive oil into your skillet and up on medium heat (stove-top).
- Add in the onions and let simmer for a 2-3 minutes stirring so they don’t burn.
- Add in the mushrooms, salt, pepper and dill for seasoning.
- Let the mixture cook until onions are nice, soft and slightly brown (see photo below).
- Add in the sausage. Let cook for several minutes or until sausage is has a nice brownish colour (don’t burn it).
- Lastly, add the spinach which should be dried. Your skillet will produce a lot of steam. Let the spinach cook only slightly until it starts to wilt – less than two minutes.
- Mix everything well with a wooden spoon. Season to taste.
Serves one really hungry person – or two people with a side dish. Pair is up nicely with Ramen noodles, rice or dumplings. Make it a true Ukrainian meal and pair it up with a side of perogies. I’ve done this before and it tasted amazing.
Cooking doesn’t have to be boring or stressful. It’s amazing what you can do with a few staple ingredients in your home. Stay tuned – my next post will be about key ingredients every chef should have at home.
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