Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bad Boy Broccoli - You make me feel so good!

Here is another “cook what's in the pantry” dish for the end of the month.
slave is getting creative with what is found in the cupboard. This time it was a couple of stalks of broccoli left from the last dish I made, and some more frozen sausage, some frozen chopped onion, half a box of Angel Hair pasta, and some low salt soy sauce! Healthy, tastes wonderful, and helps the end of month get here quicker!

Kosher salt
¼ box angel hair pasta
1 pound ground pork sausage (loose)
2 stalks broccoli
Cut into small florets
¼ cup low salt soy sauce divided
2 teaspoons cornstarch
½ cup chopped onion
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tsp. ground ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup low salt chicken stock
or vegetable

Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Break the angel hair in two before adding and return a boil. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes then drain and rinse under running water. Set aside.

Stir the cornstarch into 2 tbs of the soy sauce and 1 tbs of oil then mix it into the loose sausage well. Stir in ½ of the onions. I used a fork for this but if you use a wooden utensil be careful that it doesn’t break.

Heat the rest of the vegetable oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Mince the garlic into a small bowl and stir in the ground ginger to coat well.

Add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Now: the pork mixture stirring for about 8 minutes. Since the sausage is coated in soy sauce, you will not be able doneness by color, so let it cook a good 8 minutes over at least medium heat.

Stir in the broccoli and the remaining soy sauce. Cook, stirring, until the broccoli starts to soften, 2 minutes. Add the cooked noodles stirring them into the mixture. Pour in the chicken stock and add the remaining onions. NOTE: even with low salt soy sauce, it will taste salty, so don't automatically add salt! Cover and turn the heat off. Let it steam and simmer until the noodles have absorbed most of the stock, about 4 more minutes.

Since this is another one dish meal with meat, vegetables, and pasta, you really only need a salad at most.

This is another really inexpensive meal made with fresh ingredients. The taste you will be proud of.

When slave does not have another to cook for, it just feels so lost. On those occasions it has taken full casseroles of food to the beauty parlor, to my doctor's, even to the grocery store itself just so that it can feel like it was doing for another person. Next time you find yourself with more cooked food than you need how about taking some over to a neighbor? You never know what troubles they have had to face today.

Serving my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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