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>>If you don’t have a grill, sear the onions and bell peppers in a little oil on high heat in a large, preferable cast iron, frying pan.<<
Why is cast iron recommended or shown being used in video for so many recipes across the Internet? Does it do something special to the food that other cooking surfaces do not?
Mae, that’s a great question. There are many reasons why people love cast iron. It’s a great conductor of heat, the pans tend to get passed down from generation to generation, and they’re versatile and pretty indestructible. For more on cast iron cookware, see our guide here https://www.simplyrecipes.com/how_to_clean_and_season_cast_iron_cookware/. Thanks for your question!
Super easy and really tasty! I prepared this in the oven and it turned out great. Husband and I really liked this and we will definitely make this again.
I loved this! It reminded me a summer version of the sausage and peppers recipe on this site. I love that dish, but it’s too heavy when it’s hot.
No grill for me, so I made this on the stove. I substituted baby mustard greens from the farmers market instead of arugula. Delicious!
This was REALLY good. I didn’t alter a thing. But I might add a little Tamari to the glaze next time….and pepper.
If you say grilled sausage shouldn’t there be grill marks?
Hi Dick, not necessarily. If you are grilling the sausages at a temperature high enough for dark grill marks (high direct heat), you are grilling them at too high of a heat. Sausages should be cooked gently. The grilling provides smoke which infuses the already flavorful sausages with more flavor.
Made this tonight but did mine in the oven. Put some cooked, cold quinoa on the arugula and then the roasted mixture. Yummy! Hubby says it is a winner. So good in this hot summer
Thanks for the recipe Elise! Great summer recipe! Love the addition of arugula. Can I make a suggestion for what to serve with? Either a creamy cheesy polenta or grilled polenta would go well with these flavours – easy addition and mmm good with grilled veggies :-)
This sounds so tasty and quick. I’m also a big fan of arugula. LOVE IT. My question is what would one serve with this? rice? potatoes? bread? just curious if anyone has any ideas. Thanks
I would say it would depend on how healthy you want to make the meal. You could go healthy and pair it with another green vegetable and maybe a quinoa salad. Or, you could pair it with a pasta if you don’t mind the carbs.
A quinoa salad sounds good. Thanks, Nate!
Thanks for the shout-out on our Hot Italian Sausage, which is a quick dinner staple around here. I like your recipe as it has the addition of arugula and no bread (trying to cut back), will have to give this a try next time.
Wow! This is how to be bad, yet good at the same time!
My husband is a huge fan of sausage and pepper subs. I showed him the picture and the recipe, and he said, “I’d eat that.”
Question…I’ve never actually HAD arugula (to my knowledge). What’s it similar to, if anything?
Jane (from right NEXT to Carlisle, MA!)
Arugula, otherwise known as “rocket”, is slightly peppery. Like radish sprouts or watercress.
It’s tasty- they use the word “peppery” to describe it. I buy it fresh all the time- it needs to be washed thoroughly, because it can be sandy. You can also buy it pre-washed in pastic containers. Either way, it’s a good salad green and is much better than plain lettuce.
I can see how the juices of the sausage & peppers will nicely flavor the arugala- I am going to make this dish in the next few days.