Monday, August 11, 2014

Veggies with Potatoes & Sausage & A WÜSTHOF Knife Giveaway!

By: The Food Hunter

Whether you’re a professional chef or a novice home cook, having a good quality knife is essential to making your cooking experience easier and more enjoyable. Choosing the right knife is a personal experience, especially when it comes to weight and length. I prefer shorter heavier knives to longer light weight ones. Everyone is different so it’s important to keep in mind that this tool is an extension of you and therefore needs to feel and fit comfortable in your hands.

Most people will agree that the only knives you really need are: a 12” bread knife, an 8” or 10” chef’s knife and a 3” or 4” paring knife. That being said I love working with specialty knives; like the WÜSTHOF Gourmet 8" Vegetable Knife. Ideal for slicing, dicing and mincing, this cook's knife with perforated blade and lengthwise ridge prevents food from sticking while you cut. I love the way my vegetables, especially potatoes, just slide off the knife; no more stopping half way through to push them off the blade.

If you’re looking for a specialty knife to build your collection the WÜSTHOF Gourmet 8-inch Vegetable Knife is a great choice. I find myself chopping a lot more vegetables, ever since I got one. Not sure if this is the knife for you, check this WÜSTHOF site to see what various chefs recommend.

****Thanks to the nice folks at WÜSTHOF one lucky Food Hunter's Guide reader will win this WÜSTHOF Gourmet 8-inch Vegetable Knife. (see below for details)****



Veggies with Potatoes and Sausage
(adapted from Skinnytaste.com)
(printable recipe)

1 lb baby potatoes, cut in half or quartered
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
fresh cracked pepper
14 oz Italian sausage, sliced 1-inch thick
4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1/2 green bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
1 red bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
2 tbsp fresh basil
2 cups zucchini, 1/2 inch thick and quartered

Place oil and potatoes in a large, deep non-stick skillet with a tight fitting lid on high heat; season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. When the skillet gets hot and starts to sizzle, reduce heat to low and cook with a tight lid on for about 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent the potatoes from burning. Remove from heat and let them sit 5 minutes without removing the lid. Set potatoes aside on a dish.

Add the sausage to the skillet and saute on medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally until browned but not quite cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season chopped vegetables with salt and pepper. Add peppers, garlic and basil to the skillet and mix. Continue cooking stirring occasionally until peppers become slightly browned. Add zucchini and cook an additional 5 minutes, mixing as it cooks until cooked through.

Return the potatoes back to the skillet and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper as needed; cover and cook a few more minutes.

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60 comments:

  1. The italian sausage and the zucchini are screaming my name. Good thing I am grocery shopping today! Fantastic recipe. Thank you.

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  2. This looks amazing! Your recipes always look and sound so delicious. I am going to try this one!

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  3. Love this dish! It looks like a perfect summertime meal!

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  4. My favorite knife is a sharp one! Really though, I have a medium size Santoku that I use most often.

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  5. This recipe looks really great!!

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  6. My favorite knife is definitely my Pampered Chef bread knife. I can't bear to cut bread at my friend's houses because all their bread knives pale in comparison to it. Haha.

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  7. At the moment my favorite knives are called cutco and were a hand me down

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  8. I have a little bird's beak paring knife that I use every day.
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  9. I have a Wusthof parer that has served me well for many years ...it's very handy!

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  10. I am so in need of knives - mine are a billion years old! :)

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  11. I lived in Japan for a long time, and I really love my damascus santoku!

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  12. The potato and sausage dish looks amazing! great giveaway!

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  13. Mmmm, that looks really delicious! I would love one of these knives!

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  14. My favorite knife is a cleaver by Martin Yan, super light and sharp. But it's big, so I would love a santoku knife!

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  15. I like your wonderful recipes and you choose great combinations. The veggies are prepared so well. Good luck with your giveaway.

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  16. What an easy, delicious dinner! My favorite knife is my Wusthof tomato knife...but I'd be thrilled to check out the vegetable knife and compare!

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  17. I love my new pairing knife, great for cutting strawberries for my little guy!

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  18. This dish looks delicious! I would love to win that knife! My whole knife set could use an update!

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  19. Oohhh i need that knife!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  20. This looks great! Right now my favorite knife is on I got for my wedding. :) Would love this one!

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  21. This is a great, simple recipe! I'm horrible with knives. I usually just use the standard knife that comes in the knife set and the others just sit there. Haha!

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  22. Your vegetables look perfect. Thanks! Love Wusthof too!

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  23. We use cutco knives a lot - for everything. I need some proper knives for different jobs!

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  24. This dish looks amazing! And I need those knives! :)

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  25. This dish looks great but that is the knife of all knives, I want!

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  26. A steak knife...because that means I'm eating steak ;)

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  27. I have a Santoku knife that I love. <3 It's a Wusthof and it's wonderful!

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  28. Sausage and veggies are SOOOO flipping good together!!!!! And my dad is all about the chef knives ;) We specifically have CutCo!

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  29. This looks really good. I am actually allergic to white potatoes but I bet it would be just as good with sweet potatoes. I am definitely going to try this.

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  30. The hollow edge slicer

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  31. Who doesn't love adding a quality knife to ones collection? I, also, love your addition of sausage to this dish. It adds such a great flavor.

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  32. What a beautiful dish. I adore sausage and peppers and adding potatoes and zucchini only makes it better!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  33. I'm not a bacon fan. But sausage, with good seasonings, is my 'bacon'. :) This sounds so yummy.

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  34. I have a henckel paring knife that I love to use for anything I'm peeling or slicing.

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  35. I like an 8 inch knife and a small bird beak paring knife

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  36. My kids gave me a Wusthof Knife block full of gorgeous sharp knives for my birthday and they add to it every holiday! I use them for every meal that I prepare.

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  37. I will make this recipe! looks so yummy

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  38. I like a knife that is sturdy and sharp, not too long, and flat to the surface from handle to tip.

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  39. Steak knives for sure
    Melanie borhi
    sweet-love55@live.com

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  40. Oh I've heard such amazing things about these knives! I need to get one!!

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  41. My Cutco knives are my favorite, but I've heard great things about Wustof knives!

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  42. Wusthof has always been my favorite. Henkels comes in a close second. A 10" chef's knife is preferred, but I have been known to use the Santoku as well.

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  43. All of my knives are hand-me-downs ...... I would love to have a new knife!

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  44. I have been lusting after a Wusthof knife so I want this one!! I do have a BergWoff chef's knife but it's a little too big for me

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  45. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the Veggies with Potatoes and Sausage recipe too!

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  46. My favorite knife is my 10 inch Chef Knife. It does everything! Love the recipe too btw. Going to try it this week!

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  47. I guess it would be my paring knife. I use it the most. Thanks

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  48. I love my Wusthof 10 inch chef knife. I love Wusthof!!!

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  50. i dont have a favorite knife because the only ones i own are extremely cheap

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  51. Do you have a local favorite for buying sausage?

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  52. My Wustof Santoku knife is my favorite.

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  53. Definitely my little paring knife. So versatile and easy to use.

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  54. I LOVE my Wusthof Grand Prix knives!

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  55. I love Wusthof but I have this all white ceramic knife i love

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