Monday, April 1, 2013

A Cassoulet Before It Gets too Warm

Smoked Sausage Cassoulet
This Saturday is my husband's birthday and I will surprise him with this dish.  It's a healthier version of the French cassoulet. Before we go any further, I have to give you the correct pronunciation before my husband has a fit.  It is not cass so lay but ka su lay. When I get lazy, I fall back on my English way of saying the dish, and then I have to listen to lecture about "French" way and saying it correctly.  So voila, you got it now!

The cassoulet is a dish that originated in the south of France and it contains meat(goose, duck, pork sausages and sometimes mutton), pork skins and haricot blanc(white beans). I will not be making this high fat dish but a healthier version of it, courtesy of the Cooking Light website.  The recipe calls for bacon, Great Northern beans, turkey smoked sausage and a lean pork loin roast.

I want to have a wine to go with dinner but should I have a white or a red? Does anyone have a suggestion of a brand you like that would go great with this meal?

14 comments:

  1. great minds think alike...we had this for dinner tonight!!! a big hit too.

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    1. Wow, I guess we do LOL. I was thinking about trying to make a baguette also but I need to by the right flour. I saw some flour online that is right for making a baguette.

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  2. Something with bacon that's still healthy? Our family's in!

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    1. The recipe calls for two slices so I guess it doesn't add too much fat to the dish. I love bacon also so this will be a treat.

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  3. Looks DELICIOUS! Lucky guy :)

    Hope you're having a great week!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely photo and comforting meal! The kofta is an Indian dish...

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  5. What a tasty, hearty entree to make;thanks for recipe!

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  6. this looks delicious - thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks really good. I am always looking for good crockpot recipes.
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  8. I don't know a thing about wine, but this recipe sounds great, I would love to try it and maybe add some extra beans just because I like them. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks for letting us know how to pronounce it, and the background. It is much better with your ingredients, I wouldn't want to eat the original version! What a nice present!

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