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Mario Batali's Grab Bag Challenge: Grilled Sausage and Orzo with cauliflower and butternut squash.

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We gave Mario Batali a bunch of different, random ingredients....this is what he came up with.
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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We gave Mario Batali a bag full of different ingredients and told him to create a dish. Here's what he came up with.
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ingredients
  • 1 log store bought beef sausage
  • 2 slices grilled peasant bread
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cauliflower (chopped)
  • ½ cup shaved butternut squash
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup orzo
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup green apple cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Whole grain mustard
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 log store bought beef sausage
    Cut the sausage into rings and place on a grill or grill pan over medium high heat, cook for 2 minutes per side.
  • 2
    1 cup cauliflower (chopped)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Salt and pepper
    1/2 cup cup orzo
    1/2 cup shaved butternut squash
    1 cup chicken broth
    In a large skillet, add the olive oil and the cauliflower and cook over medium high heat for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add the butternut squash and the orzo, and toss to combine. Add the chicken broth and simmer, stirring often.
  • 3
    1 cup chicken stock
    1/4 cup thinly sliced sweet potatoes
    Bring 1 cup of chicken stock to a simmer and add the sweet potatoes. Cook until tender, about 1 minutes.  
  • 4
    1/4 cup green apple, cut into matchsticks
    2 tablespoons molasses
    1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    In a large bowl combine the apples, molasses, red wine vinegar, and the olive oil and toss to combine.
  • 5
    2 slices peasant bread (grilled)
    Grill bread
  • 6
    Mustard
    Place the grilled bread on a platter and top with the cauliflower and orzo. Add the sweet potatoes and top with the sausage. Place the apple salad over the sausage and serve. Add mustard if you like.
 
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