My P.S. (Produce Shopper/ hubby) likes to roam through the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. On a recent week when he was on vacation he was out cycling and stopped by the market. He called and asked what I wanted, giving me choices of fresh veggies and fruits. He picked up fresh beets for grilling.
He grilled them for us the next day along with sausages. He knows that’s the only way I will eat beets, or should I say devour them. I really, really love grilled beats- the flavor is smoky and well.. grilled! He rubs the peels off after grilling and they’re ready to eat with a little salt and pepper.
This time the beets had lovely greens attached and after cutting them off he washed and roughly chopped them. In a skillet with a little oil and butter, he sautéed them for a minute or two with a good drizzle of olive oil until the greens were wilted. He seasoned them with garlic salt, a pinch of cayenne, and freshly ground pepper. He does love his electric pepper grinder!
In another pot he had cooked angel hair pasta until it was al dente, then drained it. He tossed the pasta into the skillet with the greens, drizzling it with another good amount of extra virgin olive oil.
The ground chicken sausages he grilled were a very unique combination of flavors. By Aidells, they actually have three kinds of diced mushrooms, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese in them. They were rich and cheesy and one of the best sausages I’ve ever had. We’ve had them twice since, I’m addicted! Each bite of sausage is a mouthful of ground chicken, mushrooms, juices and runny melty cheese. The flavors are amazing! These sausages don’t need condiments.
My P.S.’s simple combination of pasta and beet greens tasted delicious as well. The greens had a Swiss chard taste to them and kept the pasta dish nice and light. I wished there were leftovers so I could have it again, but will just have to make it again soon. I see another trip to the farmers market in our future.
As usual, my P.S. didn’t have a recipe but this one is fairly simple to figure out. Season to taste and use plenty of olive oil on the greens and pasta. Buy those excellent sausages and grill them. Done!