Low Carbohydrate Italian
My grandfather on my mother’s side of the family was of Italian descent. I love Italian food but I can no longer eat pasta or bread. It just does me in.
Here is a great Italian dish that is low carb and gluten free.
This is what I do… I brown some pork hot Italian sausages from DCW Casing in a little olive oil and then remove them. I then put in the leftover fat from the sausages some coarsely chopped shallots. When the shallots start to soften I put in some crushed garlic cloves and leave it on the heat for just a few minutes, but don’t burn the garlic. I then dump in a can of chopped tomatoes and a little tomato sauce and let it simmer. Add salt (I like redmond real salt), fresh cracked pepper, oregano, fresh basil and a bay leaf. When the sauce is simmering I add the sausages back in. let It simmer for a while for tender sausages.
In another pan I put some extra virgin olive oil and some sliced bell peppers (I prefer red, yellow or orange, not green) some sweet inion and some julienne cut zucchini. Salt, Pepper and oregano to taste. When veggies start to soften plate then and cover with sausage and sauce. No pasta but a bed of yummy veggies.
Add a salad with five or more colors and your have an amazing Italian meal with out gluten or high carb foods.