Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Soft Tacos with Sausage and Feta:
A filling supper in record time!

Soft Tacos with Sausage and Feta (click for the recipe) from Bon Appetit magazine, a neat twist on tacos, easily takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and it will leave your tummy feeling full and satisfied. 
   The Italian sausage and feta cheese are a wonderful combination.
   Since my husband and I first tried the recipe, we have turned to it several times, particularly on weeknights.
   There is one aspect in which we diverge quite a bit from the recipe, and that’s on the amount and heat of the Italian sausage.
   The recipe calls for two hot Italian sausages, about 6.5 ounces (185 g) total.
   That’s likely just enough to feed one hungry person, but definitely not four as the recipe states.
   We use one pound of Italian sausage, and buy it in bulk, not in casings, in order to skip the step of taking off the casings and crumbling up the meat while browning. We still use the same amount of cumin as called for in the recipe, one teaspoon, even though the amount of sausage has been increased.
   We also use mild or sweet sausage, not hot – you’ll want to do this to if you don’t like spicy dishes or want to serve the tacos to a family (I’m guessing children ages 10 and up will go for them.)
   There’s another thing to do you want kids to eat them (and adults, too!): Skip the cilantro and use parsley like we do.
   Corn tortillas are called for in the recipe, and there are directions on how to char and heat them.
   It’s hard to find corn tortillas in my neck of the woods in Canada, and so we use flour tortillas instead, warming them in the microwave.
   The tacos are so easy to make.
   Italian sausage is browned in a skillet, and one thinly-sliced red onion and cumin are added and cooked.
   To assemble a taco, a tortilla is filled with sausage mixture, feta cheese, parsley, lettuce and salsa.

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