Thursday, July 22, 2010
Yot in the Pot
I know some of you are thinking Yot in the Pot? Has she gone and lost her mind? The answer is no, no I have not. I like to cook with my great big pot. Okay, really, I haven't been in the sun too long, I've just been visiting my Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook! I love this cookbook inspired by Dr. Seuss and his stories. So don't be surprised if you see some more things like kazoo's in my stew! I may just cook my way through this whole thing.
I chose this recipe because I knew there were no ingredients in it that my children would not eat. That is always an important feature of a recipe! They all love sausage too, so I actually added more than the recipe called for. I served this with a salad and it was a filling meal.
This ended up being a hit. My parents happened to be here unexpectedly for dinner so I got their opinions as well. My mom wants to make this again for herself, my dad and hubby both liked it, and my oldest actually asked for seconds! I thought it was very tasty and I do think it will see a return to my kitchen. I think I'll have to rate it 5 spoons.
I leave you with some tips for this recipe:
"Put a lot in your pot, not a Yot. You can put a lot of vegetables, a lot of saugsage, even a lot of clams still in there shells. You can use differnt kinds of sausage and even clams in a can if you want, or shrimp if that's your favorite. Or all of the above so that you've got quite a lot for your pot."
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1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 mild Italian sausages, cut into 1-inch pieces (I used 6)
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup canned tomatoes, chopped, with their juice (I forgot to get a can and used fresh)
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
2 ears of corn, with kernels cut off the cob (I used canned, drained)
1 pound of clams in their shells (or substitue 9oz can whole clams with juice) (I didn't use but may the next time)
1. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the onions and garlic and stir a minute or two, then add the tomatoes, chicken broth, oregano and potatoes.
3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
4. Add the corn and the clams.
5. Cover and cook another 10 minutes.