I had a package of Butterball Everyday Smoked Turkey Sausage in the refrigerator, but didn’t want to grill it or slather BBQ sauce all over it, so I came up with something new. I call it Gentleman Jim’s Sauteed Turkey Kielbasa. My store was out of Butterball Kielbasa the last time I was there, so I used a regular smoked turkey sausage today, with perfect results. This is a dish with an Asian flair, and the result was very surprising. I used frozen broccoli florets, too. Relatively easy to prepare, this tasty meal will fill you up so you can relax with an afternoon nap after lunch. For sure, this won’t be the last time I prepare this dish!
My occasional craving for Chinese food can be easily satisfied by a basic recipe I found at http://www.ironchefproducts.com/recipes/index.php?page_id=7. It’s called Iron Chef Basic General Tso’s Chicken. The only change I made was to add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes with the final stirring of sauce into the browned chicken bits. Back on June 8, 2012, I shared my recipe for Jim’s Fried Rice, which makes an easy excellent side dish for this stir-fry chicken recipe.
This recipe makes enough for two people. In my case, I will eat the leftover chicken and rice today for lunch!
A good friend of mine from Arkansas asked me several weeks ago if I had a fried rice recipe to go with the chicken stir fry dishes I had been making, and I’m glad to say my search is over. I found and modified a recipe that I now call Jim’s Fried Rice. I prepared it today for the first time, along with my new Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe.
My friend, Carol, was my guinea pig again today, because she loves helping me test new recipes at the dining table. I think she pretty much thought these dishes were a big hit, as did I.
Although it was at times frustrating to get all the steps lined up just right so both dishes would be ready at the same time for serving, I finally figured that it was best to start the rice first, then start the beef and broccoli while the rice was in its final stages. That way, I only had one hot skillet at a time to worry about. I did have a lot of small and large bowls and dishes sitting around to be washed, though.
It was well worth the trouble. What do you think of it?