by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Monday, December 17, 2012
Spaghetti Squash w/ Kale & Sweet Italian Sausage #12WeeksofWinterSquash
I'm not going to voice anymore than this. Because I am unable to do so. I know that nothing I say or do will bring any measure of comfort to these families. But I wish that there was. And I wish them peace.
There's really no graceful transition from anguish to food, but I still wanted to share this dish today. To me, it's comfort food. It's also healthy. And beyond delicious. These were the few thoughts I had jotted down before my mind could no longer focus. They are all still true...
That is exactly what happened with this combination. One bite and I was a goner. The slightly sweet crunch of the spaghetti squash was meant to be eaten in the same bite with savory Italian sausage and earthy kale. Garlic, shallots, and just a pinch of crushed red chiles are all the seasoning that is required, aside from a little salt and pepper to taste. I don't know if it's just me or not, but I cannot get enough!
- 1 med-large Spaghetti Squash
- 12 oz. sweet Italian sausage (pork, chicken, or turkey)
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 fat clove garlic, minced
- 1 large bunch kale
- big pinch crushed red chiles
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.