Red Pepper Chicken Sausage and Potatoes with Hot Smoked Paprika

May 4, 2012

I recently looked back at the dishes I’ve posted on my blog that I’m most proud of, and they all seem to have one thing in common. They’re all made in a skillet (or at least all the ingredients end up in a skillet), with chopped and sautéed vegetables. Some have meat of some kind, some have grains, and some are in a soup or stew base, but they all seem to have the chopped, one-dish motif. To be fair, there’s a lot of color variation amongst them, but there’s definitely a theme going.

Lots of Chopped Ingredient Skillet Dishes

Lots of Chopped-Ingredient Skillet Dishes

Well, why stop there?! Here’s another chopped-ingredient skillet dish I make fairly often. It’s pretty quick and simple to make, very filling, and wonderful tasting. I use some great red pepper chicken sausage when I make it, but you could use any kind of sausage that would work with paprika. I get my Hot Smoked Spanish Paprika from The Savory Spice Shop. You could use smoked paprika and some cayenne if you don’t have the hot smoked variety of paprika.

Red Pepper Chicken Sausage and Potatoes with Hot Smoked Paprika
serves 4

1+1/2 lb fingerling or new potatoes, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
3 pre-cooked sausage links (I use red pepper chicken sausage), cut into quarters lengthwise, then sliced into about 1/3 inch pieces
2-4 spring onions (or 1/2 small yellow onion), chopped
3-4 stalks green garlic, chopped (or 3 cloves garlic, minced)
1 large bunch of spinach, stemmed, and torn into 3-4 inch pieces
1+1/3 c chicken stock
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp hot smoked paprika
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt

Cook the potatoes until tender, either on the stove top or in the microwave, then drain and set aside. While the potatoes are cooking, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Sauté the pepper and onion until tender (if using spring garlic, add it a few minutes after the pepper), then add the garlic, and sauté for about 30 seconds longer. Add the sausage and cook another few minutes. Add the chicken stock, paprika, and salt, and stir well to distribute the spices. Then add the potatoes and combine well. Turn the heat up to medium high and cook, stirring frequently, until the stock reduces to a thick sauce, coating the rest of the ingredients. Add the spinach, and ‘fold’ it in until it is wilted, but still bright green.

Red Pepper, Spring Onion, Green Garlic, and Red Pepper Sausage

Sautéed Red Pepper, Spring Onion, Green Garlic, and Red Pepper Sausage

Red Pepper, Spring Onion, Green Garlic, Red Pepper Sausage, Chicken Stock, and Hot Smoked Paprika

Sautéed Vegetables after adding Chicken Stock, and Hot Smoked Paprika

Red Pepper, Spring Onion, Green Garlic, Red Pepper Sausage, Chicken Stock, Potatoes, and Hot Smoked Paprika

Vegetables, Broth, Paprika and Potatoes

Red Pepper, Spring Onion, Green Garlic, Red Pepper Sausage, Chicken Stock, Potatoes, Spinach and Hot Smoked Paprika

The Finished Dish: Red Pepper, Spring Onion, Green Garlic, Red Pepper Sausage, Chicken Stock, Potatoes, Spinach and Hot Smoked Paprika

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