I was in Wal-Mart and saw Bistro Sensations Smoked Mozzarella with Artichoke and Garlic fully cooked chicken sausage in the refrigerated section. I have no idea why I picked up the package. When I turned it over, surely enough, it said gluten-free. That was all I needed to see! I was also pleased that they contained no soy (although they are not labeled as soy-free).
When we got home, we put those sausages on the grill. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best): I give them an 11. Even my gluten-mongering spouse loved them. Great flavor, great texture…I felt like a normal person eating normal food. That doesn’t happen too often.
The sausages were not greasy. The seasonings were just right. We had 1-1/2 sausages each with some beans. That left one sausage. I decided to make a crustless quiche with it the next night.
There are no seasonings other than salt in the following recipe because I wanted the flavor from the sausage to be the feature of the dish.
Sausage & Cauliflower Crustless Quiche (Gluten-Free)
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup of cooked cauliflower
- 1 Bistro Sensations sausage link
- Dash of milk or half and half
- 1 cup of Italian shredded cheese
- Pam for grilling or oil
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease pie pan.
- Chop up cauliflower and sausage.
- Spread half of each on the bottom of the pan.
- Beat eggs.
- Add milk/cream and salt. Beat some more.
- Add shredded cheese and stir.
- Pour 3/4s of the egg mixture into the pie pan.
- Scatter the other half of the cauliflower and sausage evenly through out the pan.
- Pour the rest of the egg mixture into the pan, covering the rest of the ingredients.
- Cook for 30 minutes.
Let sit for about 5 minutes to set, then cut and enjoy. Makes 4 generous slices as a main course.
This article originally appeared on Celiac-Disease.com on April 17, 2010 at http://celiac-disease.com/real-food-real-taste-and-gluten-free-bistro-sensations/ Unfortunately, it is not clear if Bistro Sensations sausages are still available. I’m sure other brands will work just as well.