Eat– for Good Health

Sauteed Sausage and Grapes with Broccoli Rabe
Friends, son Teddy and girlfriend Via are engaged!   Daughter Janice and I are putting on a party today at their L.A. loft, and one of the items we are making to bring is SAUTEED SAUSAGE AND GRAPES WITH BROCCOLI RABE.   This recipe is courtesy of Cooking Light.  We had a heavier version in Tuscany

1 pound broccoli rabe, trimmed and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 (4-ounce) links hot or sweet pork Italian sausage, casings removed
3 cups green grapes, sliced in half lengthwise
¼ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
¼ cup white wine or water
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved (about ¼ cup


1. Cook broccoli rabe in boiling water 1 1/2 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well. Place in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage; cook for 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add grapes, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cook for 2 minutes or until grapes begin to soften. Add sausage mixture to broccoli rabe.

3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes or until soft. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Add remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, sausage mixture, and vinegar. Toss to combine; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese; serve immediately.


9 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Janessa Breckenridge

    Looks so healthy, Kathleen– fresh food made in a skillet. I’m sure you did a lot of preparation before hand, namely getting all the ingredients together!

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Hi Janessa, indeed! Italians call this practice of “getting ready” mise en place. A couple of other dishes I’m making this morning to bring up are Tomato Tart (something like quiche) and Orzo Salad with Radish and Fennel. For those who would like something sweet, I bought a square carrot cake with lemon icing (not for me, ha ha).

  3. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Hey there, Janessa and Kathleen. You Rowlands must be busy with your house on the market. How is it going?

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Mary Alice, pretty busy! It’s an effort to keep the house picture perfect. Actually I will enjoy the day away, but agents might stop by while we’re out. Yesterday an agent brought a couple from Budapest to view the house (among a list of others).

  5. Reba Studebaker

    Kathleen, best of luck selling your house. I’m glad you guys bought in our community of Woodbridge! You’ll only be a mile away.

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    Reba, we love Woodbridge. Truth be told, I wanted a one-story! There are so few, and dear heart fell in love with 71 Nighthawk. He bought it prior to selling ours! Yikes, this makes me nervous. Sellers have the advantage of low inventory, but we’ve missed the rush to buy a house prior to school starting. Our realtor tells us to “sit tight” and be patient for a couple of months.

  7. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, your house shows so well. I think buyers really do prefer the neutrals on walls (warm whites, latte, and whispery grays) to the dark colors. Cheryl (down the street) painted her walls a cayenne red, darker tan, and a green that clashes with the former. I don’t think so, Cheryl, unless you don’t plan to sell.

  8. Janessa Breckenridge

    Mary Alice, Cheryl does plan to sell! Her daughter is going to be a freshman at Sonoma State, and Cheryl plans to move to Sonoma!

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