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OK, for those of you who check in frequently, or have been along for the ride since the beginning, you know that I am a pescetarian. I gave up meat, poultry and pork last summer. So, why is this post entitled Sausage, peppers and onion subs? Well, I used to be a carnivore, and sometimes I do get a hankering for a dinner that brings back the flavors I used to enjoy. This week, in the midst of baseball season, an urge for some sausage, peppers and onions hit.
Now, you can head to the store and find any number of meatless sausage products. I find that MorningStar makes a pretty good version. But there is something missing if you are looking for a true sausage flavor. I added a few spices that I thought would help bring out the sausage flavor: red pepper flakes, cumin and of course fennel seed.
Heat a pan over medium heat and add the sausage patties. Cook for 4 minutes per side. Remove, set aside, and chop.
Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil in the pan. Add in the onions, season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add in the green and red peppers. Cook for 10-15 minutes to allow the peppers and onions to get soft. Add in the cumin and fennel seeds. Add a dash of water and cover, to allow the peppers and onion to steam for 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, stir and serve on fresh rolls.
Served with an iced cold beer this dinner has much of the flavor of a traditional sausage, pepper and onion sub, but without the meat.