Lamb Sausage with Orzo Recipe

Looking for an easy Lamb sausage with orzo recipe? Learn how to make Lamb sausage with orzo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cmillington

Makes 6 servings



Dunno how this will taste. I have leftover sausage to use up, so I made this recipe from this site: http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/cookbook/2009/tavern-on-the-green/black-pepper-orzo.html Serve with salad. This is very rich!

Recipe Ingredients for Lamb sausage with orzo

3 lamb sausage links
175 grams orzo pasta
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional as needed
90 grams feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 Freshly ground black pepper
1 medium zucchini
1 small onion

Recipe Directions for Lamb sausage with orzo

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil, for the orzo.

  2. In a large skillet or saute pan, combine the sausages with 1/2 cup water and place over medium heat. Cook, uncovered, turning occasionally, until all the water has evaporated and the sausages start to brown, about 12 minutes.

  3. Continue cooking for 10 to 12 minutes more (depending on the thickness of the sausage), until the sausages are firm and deep golden brown all over (regulate the heat so the sausages sizzle but don't burn, and add a few drops of oil if necessary).

  4. Cool slightly and slice about 1/2 inch thick on the diagonal. Transfer to a large serving platter and set aside.

  5. Add 2 tablespoons kosher salt to the pasta water and add the orzo. Cook until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander and rinse under cold running water, then drain again, shaking the colander gently.

  6. Transfer the orzo to the platter with the sausage and drizzle with the 1/3 cup oil; mix well to stop the pasta from sticking. Let stand for at least 10 and up to 20 minutes.

  7. Saute the veggies. Mix into orzo and sausage mixture.

  8. Add the feta, about two thirds of the lemon zest, and about two thirds of the mint to the pasta; season quite generously with black pepper. Fold together gently, then drizzle with a little more olive oil, if desired, and scatter with the remaining lemon zest and mint. Place on a buffet or serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 136.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
146
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.2g
25%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
394mg
16%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
19.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
13.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 10% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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