As I have mentioned in a number of posts, my spouse has decided to go low carb for Lent. While I have occasionally served a side item (rice), I have really tried to make our main dishes low carb. The other day my wife told me she would not be home for dinner and it was going to be me and my two boys, so I jumped at the chance to carbo load!
I had been drooling for pierogi for weeks, so that is right where I went.
A meal fit for a carb loving spouse!
Ingredients are pierogi, turkey sausage, onions, peppers, granulated garlic, crushed red pepper, parsley, olive oil and liquid smoke.
Slice up the sausage and fry it up in a little olive oil. If the sausage is already cooked, just try to get a nice sear on it. For uncooked sausage, ensure it is cooked all the way through.
Cut up the peppers and onions into 1/2″ to 1″ pieces. Saute them up in a little oil until the onions get soft. Remove and keep warm.
Boil the pierogi according to directions (5-7 minutes if frozen, 3 if fresh). Drain the water and saute the pierogi in some oil. Once the pierogi get a little brown, add about 1/2 tsp of granulated garlic and 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper. Add the sausage, onions and peppers back in. Add several dashes of liquid smoke and toss the contents of the pan. Sprinkle with a little parsley and serve.
A satisfying meal!