Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I Cook It - You Name It

I have no name for this - but I tell you one thing - it was damn good. 

At first I was thinking cassoulette. Then I thought to myself "who am I kidding." Real chefs would castrate me for my attempt at such a classic dish for everyday cooking.

So, keeping with my "Cooking Myself Skinny" theme - I thought of this. The only problem is I have no name for it. You do me a favor. I'll tell you how I cooked it and you tell me what I should call it. 

Okay, let's go. 

So I used turkey smoked sausage and hot turkey Italian sausage. I browned those and removed them from the pan. I sauteed carrots, onions, celery, garlic, and green bell pepper until soft. I added flour to make a roux and then I added chicken stock to form the sauce. I seasoned with dried rosemary, thyme, and basil. Then I threw in some canned white navy beans. I put the whole mixture into a bowl that I made out of puff pastry (the not so healthy part) and I ate myself in happy oblivious. 

See the process below.

Remember, I need a name...help me, please? Who knows, if I pick the name you give me I just may come and cook this in person for you!

-DTW









61 comments:

Christina said...

Hmm, it seems like I've lost all the imagination I had as a kid. =^(

"Everyday Sausage-Bean Stew in..."

Okay, I can't think of anything!

Allie said...

It looks like there's enough liquid to call it a stew. So how about "Sausage and White Bean Stew in a Puff Pastry Bowl"?

clnmike said...

Thats a tough one, two types of turkey, navy beans and puff pastery.

How about Turk-ish Delight.

Or do they have something called that?

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I think "mm mm mmm damn! in a puff pastry shell" is rather fitting.

Nathalie said...

That looks absolutely delicious!!! I'd name it...."biscuits and tasty"

Adrienne said...

Hmmm I don't know what to call it but it sure looks good! LOL

ttfn300 said...

hmm, it does kinda seem like a cassoulet that i made once... minus the puff pastry compilation :) who cares what a real chef would call it! hehe

Lisa said...

Another great recipe. I want to cook myself skinny too. How about Saucy Sausage and Beany Bowls?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that looks soooooo scrumptious! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

jesse said...

How about... Something Worth Killing For?

iKensington said...

Darius...got it!...Turkey Sausage and Navy Bean Open-Samosa!

doggybloggy said...

"bean surprise' or 'san francisco stew' I think things sound more official if you have a place name along with the food....LOL

Tanya said...

Now that does look pretty darn good! Yum!

OhioMom said...

I love the pics of it cooking, I swear I could smell the sausage ... a real 'sausage delight' :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Why does it have to have a name? This is would not make me lose weight, but I would call it Cajun White Bean and Sausage Calazone.

12kyle said...

call it "food be gone" lol

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

You may not be able to call it cassoulet, but you can at least refer legitimately to the bowl as a voul-a-vent (or however you spell it as I never studied French).

Happy cook said...

You may call what ever you want, it looks super delciious.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

whatever it is, i like the look of this one-pot meal...

Núria said...

He, he... ♫ Eat beans in every meal...♪ A great dish Darius!!! I meant to come earlier, you've been so nice leaving comments on my blog and I just don't get the time to be everywhere I want.

I would call them Judias Buen provecho!!! a literal translation would be Good profit Beans.

Dawn said...

You know I just bought some really good sweet italian sausage from Whole Foods (if you can, try theirs, so good) and I was hoping to find a new dish besides another pasta dish. This looks soooo good....comfort food at it's best you know?

TavoLini said...

Well...everything sounds fancier if you use another language, right? So let's keep borrowing from the French ;)

Pâtisserie avec Saucisse et Flageolets

Delicious!

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Just discovered your blog via TavoLini. Great blogs! I bookmarked them both. Come cook for me in L.A. sometime!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious...how about "sausage and bean surprise."

mikky said...

darius' special... that's what this dish is all about... :)

Cheryl said...

That looks dang good my friend! I have zero creativity, LOL

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh Yeah! This looks wonderful...

How about calling them Turkey & Bean Surprise Pockets?

Anonymous said...

How about a 'Turk-veg bol' or 'Veg-turk bol'(think 'bowl') I will be starting my cooking blog next mth and I'm in the Chi too, so if I win, you can cook this in person!!!!

(too lazy to log into blogger)
Avartsy

AvartsyPoverty.blogspot.com

Natashya said...

Looks good! How 'bout
"Hooray, Darius isn't going to be castrated by French Chefs!"
Sorry, couldn't resist, your comment was too funny. :)

Foodycat said...

I'd call it dinner.

Claire said...

It kind of looks like something a peasant would have for a fancy dinner (that sounds really bad but basically I'm saying it's fancy looking good ole home cooking!) so I say, "A Peasant's Basket Delight!"

Jaime said...

i am not good w/names but that looks fantastic!

Passionate About Baking said...

Ha ha Darius...you are quite funny. What fun to enjoy a dish with no name. Looks yum to me!!

jameil1922 said...

sausage and bean love bowl. b/c it's a little bowl of love! mmmm!

Dee said...

I was going to say Pâtisserie avec Saucisse et Flageolets (honest!) but somone beat me to it. Let's just call it amazing :) And I'll expect you in Malaysia soon, yes?

Parker said...

That looks amazing! Going into my must try pile.

Mizrepresent said...

Navy Puff Pie!

Jan said...

Whatever it could be called - it looks good!

Adam said...

Hmmm... we need a name. Yeah I guess tasty protein bread bowl won't cut it.

It's just delicious on a plate dude :)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

LOL... Nice job showing restraint on the title, I always wonder when someone is going to come after me with a clever for some of my names. How about "Cassourole"?

The Goddess said...

I've got nothing. My creativity is out the window.

I did just try making your sweet thai basil chicken. It was SO good, my family loved it. Cant wait to try some of your other recipes.

Marjie said...

"Chicago Sausage Puffs"

Does that work?

Mequet said...

Since it's a riff on traditional cassoulet, you could call it cassouLIE. Heh.

blackberry said...

A Mequet : Meh!
Hi Darius. First time to your blog, from closet cooking. Your pictures and descriptions are great! Except for the seasonings, it sure sounds like a 'smoked sausage chili en croute' to me!
Good weekend to all.

redmenace said...

I don't care what it is. Looks great and yummy!

A Go Bytch said...

Hey are you going to tell me how to cook my turkey for Christmas?

I don't know about the name for this dish but don't put puff anywhere in there..LOL

Go B.

Katrina said...

Hey,
I know I don't make it over to your blog everyday and DANG, Dude, you make some good looking food. I'm serious, you come cook for us here and I'll bake whatever you want. My husband would so love some good refreshing, DIFFERENT meals than the ones I keep doing over and over. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such great comments. Even my parents commented to me about you and your love for my goodies! Guess the stuff I make probably won't help in your quest to cook yourself skinny--I know they certainly haven't helped me!
Happy Holidays, D! ;)

lisaiscooking said...

How about turkey sausage pot pie?

Zen Chef said...

Goshh that looks good Darius!
What about Puffin' turkey stew.. or Cassoulet puff..

Hope you don't get castrated by any chefs. hahaha

Stacey Snacks said...

whatever it is, it looks damn good!
I need to cook my way to skinny.

the goose is getting fat!

sony said...

Yum Yum Gimme Some. That is all.

Heather said...

It looks like "flagiolets en croute" to me, but I don't really speak French. :)

Navita said...

Darius...Hi, first time here...lovely dish!Reading ur post, I realize i share your dilemma..I am a believer in using everything (not wasting food etc) So I end up throwing up stuff together to make something tasty...alas nameless! lol

Great place, me new to blogosphere too. Do stop by my lil place once in a while :)

N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

All I can say is that it looks amazing. What a way yu clean off the plate, lol.

Miss B said...

OMG!!! I don't know what you should name it, but it looks DEELISH!!! I just got finished eating and your blog is making me hungry ALL over again!!!

LOVE IT!!!

Lyrically speaking said...

these pics are heavenly, damn, you must have a good camera, lol...I am loving your blog,first time here...will be back for some more, i'm going for seconds and thirds, lol

mountii said...

now that looks good

Kevin said...

That looks really tasty!

glamah16 said...

Ahhh. So this was this dish. Looks like it turned out great. I say call it a white bean stew en croute

Hey Shae! said...

I'd name it Darius Delight w/sausage. Then you could also get it with just veggies. Now I'm hungry.

soulchocolate said...

Yummy! I love edible art! What a delicious looking dish!