Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Chicken Sausage & Peach Tacos
Sometimes one has to stray away from the normal taco. Sometimes, you just have to be daring. Sometimes you just have to challenge the pairings of the Flavor Bible and come up with your own (after all - those pairings didn't just show up out of no where - there had to be a first attempt somewhere!).
What was originally a salad, but due to lack of enough lettuce (I know, lame right?), and over abundance of tortillas - soon became one of the most unique tacos I've ever come to know. And whether it be fate or just pure luck... these things were delicious.
2 chicken sausages (ours were a sun-dried tomato & basil blend)
2 peaches, quartered
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
In a small skillet, melt the butter under medium high heat. Add peaches and top with brown sugar. Cook until peaches are soft and slightly carmelized, "shaking" the pan every so often in order to mix the butter and brown sugar to provide a delicious coating for the peaches.
Ideally, I wanted to grill the sausages, but Mother Nature wasn't havin' it and decided to literally rain on my parade. So just fry up the whole sausages in a skillet under high heat instead. Heat until cooked throughout then let rest on a cutting board for about 2-3 minutes, then slice.
Assemble your tacos by placing a layer of lettuce in the middle of a tortilla. Then top with a few slices of peaches and finally top with a few slices of sausage. Fold and enjoy!
There was sweet. There was savory. And it was all purely delicious! I can now mark chicken sausage and peaches as a match made in heaven for my Flavor Bible notes - so I dare ya to give it a go and tell me what you think!
And don't forget, I do a CSA round-up every Thursday afternoon - there's still time to submit your CSA/Farmer's Market/Garden pictures! Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put them in the post tomorrow! See you guys tomorrow.