Thursday, February 26, 2009

Foodie Friday


Pull up a chair and join us for the second Foodie Friday.

Kielbasa with Sauteed Red Onions


Salad with strawberries, red onion, toasted walnuts,and bacon.


Bakery bread and my diet standby, Walden Farms Bacon Dressing (0 calories, 0 carbs, 0 fat--and majorly delicious).


Kielbasa with Sauteed Red Onions

  • 2 packages Kielbasa
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large red onion (cut into 1/4" slices)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • fresh rosemary
  • salt, pepper
  • cast-iron skillet

Heat sausage in oil, browning on all sides, and remove from pan. Add onions (medium flame) and stir until onions are wilted and translucent. Add vinegar (optional--sometimes I skip this part) and cook a minute or two. Season to taste with salt/pepper. Make sure you scrape the bottom of the pan, stirring together all of the onions so they are deliciously caramelized. Add sausages. Garnish with rosemary. Simmer 7 minutes or so.

Serve with Irish coffee...and mark your calendar for an early St. Patrick's Day party on Friday, March 13th.

If you are participating in Foodie Friday, type in your name, then add your permalink (click on your Foodie Friday blog title and cut/paste the link into Mr. Linky). For more information on this event, CLICK HERE.

64 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. I'll definitely try this Thanks! And thank you for hosting this wonderful event!!

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  2. I'm starting Foodie Friday a little early in case Mr. Linky gets wonky. :-)

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  3. Strawberry salad with nuts is one of my favorites, and I'll have to try that dressing - sounds so delish! Thanks for hosting this and your meal looks fabulous! I'm glad I just ate dinner or I would be drooling! Linda

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  4. Wow that looks great! I will definitely try that. Love the rosemary! :D Jewel

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  5. Hi Gollum! you recipe looks wonderful! And I love your music! :-) I can't wait until Saturday!!!! Hugs...Debbie

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  6. Gollum, that meal certainly looks delicious. I'm glad I ate before I came over, or I would be out foraging for kielbasa! ;-)

    Happy Foodie Friday (and I'm glad we're starting early because I leave early AM). Thanks for hosting us...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Hey Gollum! I'm very new to the blogging world so this is my first time to participate in any of these special blogging days! I'm not much of a cook but I had the opportunity last Saturday so I took pictures anticipating figuring out how to do this! Thank you! lauralu

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  8. Wow, that looks really good! How can something with "bacon" in the name have no calories?? Lol, the miracles of modern science. Thanks for hosting!

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  9. G....I sent for the Walden Farms dressing and OOOO....maybe I got the wrong "flavor" but, like I said...AAAUUUGGGHHH! Maybe it's just me. I don't want to discourage otheres from trying it. Now...KIELBASA???? Now you're talking! I'm married to a proud POLACK and kielbasa is a STAPLE around here! Have you ever tried it with fried eggs??? YUUMMMM!!!!! HUgs, Pinky

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  11. The strawberry salad just sounds so wonderful, and the dressing is something I will have to get. What a great meal. I can't wait to try it. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Thank you for hosting this event! I will definitely try teh Kielbasa recipe! Everything looks beautiful and delicious!

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  13. The kielbasa dish looks wonderful. I'll definitely be trying this one (oh dear, another 2 purple pill night for DH). This is such a fun event, thanks so much for hosting it. And glad Mr. Linky is working, nothing worse than a wonky linky lol. Kathy

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  14. I love nuts and strawberries in my salad! It all looks so wonderful! I bet Dr. Gollum had a great dinner with you. I love the small cabbage in the pot, or is it lettuce.

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  15. Gollum, I am going to try this. We love Kielbasa. Especially when we're in a hurry.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  16. This looks so delishious, love the carmalized onions! Your pictures are very pretty also.

    Yum! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  17. Hello Gollum, I'm joining in this week and hope to join in the future, too. The photos of your food are good enough to eat. yummy! That salad is calling to me!

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  18. Oh, Pinky, I'm sorry! Which flavor did you order? I have been eating diet salad dressings for so long, my taste buds are prolly "off."
    I use bacon. I have tried honey mustard, too, but prefer the bacon.

    Lady Katherine, it's a silk cabbage (you know me, I love silk flowers). I got it for $2 about six years ago at a megamarkdown sale.

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  19. Evening, Dear Gollum! Oh, yummy yummy! This looks so delicious! Ooh, I'm going to try and strawberries and nuts in a salad! That sounds so good!
    Now, Dear Gollum, please come to my blog. After my FF post, I have something special for you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Oh man, Jimmy would love that Kielbasa recipe!!!!!!

    Justine :o )

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  21. Gollum- already copied and pasted the recipe...love kielbasa and onions! Also have my Mom's old cast iron skillet to use...

    Thanks again for hosting the Foodie Friday and sorry I mixed up the dates.. :(

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  22. G, bought the sweet onion which I didn't like and also the balsamic which I haven't tried yet. Hope I like the balsamic....my tastebuds are not as sophisticated as yours, I guess:):):) I'll let you know about the balsamic. Hugs, P

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  23. Oh YUMMMM! I love strawberry salad! Everything is so beautiful too! ♥

    I'm all linked up! I hope Mr Linky is going to cooperate this week! ☺

    Diane

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  24. Tried in vain to add my link, but enjoyed everyone else's!

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  25. Mmmmm yummy, Gollum! I'm going to have to try this cause dh loves sausage...Christine

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  26. i didn't know you were dining alfresco, great pics again! love those twigs... green eyes for me again~

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  27. What a unique combination of salad ingredients and the kielbasa looks so tempting even though I have only had one or two Kielbasas in my entire life. I love the idea of the strawberries and nuts.

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  28. I am just loving Foodie Friday. Good thing it's Lent and I'm attempting to exercise self control or I'd be trying every darn thing that's being 'cooked up'. I've tried lots of woks, but the non-stick Joyce Chen that I currently own is fabulous. Very weighty and cooks like a dream. Happy shopping! Nancy
    PS: Kielbasa will be a prominent player in my Easter post!

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  29. OOOO, this all is just beautiful and sounds so delicious.
    I did get myself linked...thanks for hosting this lovely affair...

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  30. Hi Michael...this looks yummy! I am buying that dressing tomorrow! Thanks for the recipes! Looking forward to Saturday! Susan

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  31. I love foodie Friday and your post today was exceptional! I will certainly be trying that soon

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  32. I love kielbasas! So yummy! Man, I need to be better at getting on Mr. Linky! LOL

    Thanks for FF, it's so fun!

    Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

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  33. Can't wait to check out everyones posts tomorrow morning with my coffee! Thanks "G"

    *Really Rainey

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  34. I love Foodie Friday!! Your salad looks exceptional.
    Till next Friday.....

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  35. We love keilbasa so we will be trying this!

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  36. Again scrumptious! Strawberry salads are one of my favs.

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND Michael!

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  37. Hi Gollum Thanks for all your work... I have posted a recipe... Busy morning... I'll be back this afternoon to check everything out...

    HUGS,
    Donna

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  38. Dear Gollum,

    Between disturbing family news and losing our tv, computer & phone yesterday, I'm sorry I didn't give Foodie Friday a thought until now. I had something in mind, but didn't get it together, so I'll save it for next week and just enjoy the other post until then.

    Hugs
    'D'

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  39. The Kielbasa sounds good prepared this way. I'll give it a go sometime. My normal is to cook it with peppers and onions in beer. Thanks for hosting another pot luck!

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  40. Everything looks so beautiful and yummy! Happy Foodie Friday!

    Susan

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  41. Yummo! I'm sneaking a peek while I'm at work. And, now I'm drooling on my keyboard.

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  42. I love visiting your farm home each Friday ... no photos of food from me today BUT I do a mean spread for warm French or sourdough bread ~~ or crackers ..

    Creme Cheese - softened
    Crumbled Bleu Cheese
    Chutney
    Mix together and cover with slivered almonds .... yummy!

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  43. My kind of food - looks so good.
    I have been so hungry all morning looking at everyone's posts.
    Glenda

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  44. Love your salad with the bacon and nuts. And strawberries too. Sounds delish and healthy. But I've got my eye on the Irish coffee.

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  45. Looks yummy Gollum, Happy foodie Friday, We were just in my fave store John Lewis and I stopped in the china dept and suddenly said to Hayley oh look there's Gollum's plates lol, it was the Emma Bridgewater Bubble & Squeak plates. they are delightful. bbfn, Kathy.

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  46. Hi Gollum- The postman just delivered a Foodie Friday present! Consuming Passions came with my husband's Amazon order. I took a break, poured a coffee and had a snesk peak. Now I'm trying to figure out what chores to ditch so I can read! Can't wait... Nancy

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  47. The whole thing looks scrumptious, and since sausages on one of Hubby's faves, you can bet I'll give this a whirl!

    Scribbler

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  48. Thanks for hosting again, Muchael,,
    Your dish looks delicious..dh loves good keilbasa, he has made his own, and it is wonderful with homemade pierrogi!

    Maybe we could have a Pulaski Day Pot Luck..St. Joseph's Day is the 19th..lots of Italian goodies...
    Oh the Pot Luck Possibilities..just belt stretching! :)

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  49. I'm sure enjoying Foodie Friday. I just wish I liked to cook more - I just want to eat all of the yummy-looking food presented. Thanks for hosting this fun event. Sally

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  50. Well, I've missed doing Foodie Friday again. I tried-really I did. Took pictures and everything. I'm afraid my food doesn't look as pretty as all of ya'll's! It tastes fine-I'm just not very creative in the kitchen. We love anything with kiabasa, so I will definitely be trying this recipe. laurie

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  51. You're so welcome, Gollum! There's a lot more where that came from, too. I'm a collector of pet food and treat recipes. A lot of them have been posted already at my Catster group at http://www.catster.com/group/Chef_skylars_open_restaurant-5310 so feel free to drop by there too.

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  52. Good Evening Gollum... Well it has finally calmed down... We are getting ready to go on another adventure in Tassie and will be gone for a month... Luckily I will still be blogging... but I do so down some since I am out socializing.... Loved your recipe for the Kielbasa and salad... We eat a lot of Kielbasa and this will be an added recipe for us... Thanks for everything you do...

    HUGS,
    Donna

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  53. I'm late but I brought dessert ;)

    It's funny you posted this recipe now as we just returned home from a group golf vacation with 4 couples. Meals were a group effort and so much fun. One couple decided to grilled kielbasa for breakfast :) Your recipe sounds like comfort food at its best!

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  54. Michael, I don't even like kielbasa but you've managed to make it look absolutely delicious! The salad looks amazing, too - I'll have to hunt down that dressing.

    Thanks for hosting FF. This was fun 'eating' with everybody! :)

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  55. Michael, how nice that you are able to eat outside at this time of year. It seems a long way off for us.

    I have a husband that would just love your dinner.

    Ann

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  57. Wow this group this is calling my name. I will be back for March and thinking all the while what will I make, fun, fun, fun. Love your site will put you on my favs, and a little "hi" to your beautiful yorkie.
    Kelley

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  58. Hi Gollum :)

    I love Kielbasa, so this looks really good! And who doesn't love Irish coffee??? ;)

    I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

    (((love)))
    rue

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  59. Hi I have an award for you if you wish.

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  60. Michael, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog :-) You are so good about that! Irish coffee is definitely on my St. Patrick's menu, and my DH would love the kielbasa.

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  61. Maybe I'll be able to participate in next weeks Foodie Friday, but for now I love seeing all the delicious food you've shared with us on your blog.

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  62. Everything looked so beautiful and delicious, I can't wait to try the recipes at home.

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  63. Hi Gollum
    This looks very delicious. I may very well be serving kielbassa tonight for dinner along with little potatoes or something. Yum. Thank you for hosting this event.

    I am contributing this week but I can't figure out how to add you to my blog. I have confirmed my linky widget but now I'm stuck. Can you give me some more instructions. Thank you.

    Judi

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