Spetsofai! Sausage-colorful peppers!Litsa

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis on. Posted in Meze, Recipes, Sides


Spetsofa
i is a delicious Meze from Pillion, a mountainous region of Greece.

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Spetsofai Litsa!

It’s very confusing, Spetses is an island and this recipe is named after the island of Spetses but the origin of the recipe is from the mountains of Pillion. Figure it out…..

In any case, I love this recipe and is one of my favorite sausage recipes.

Very colorful indeed, peppers in all the colors enhance the appearance of this great Meze….

Great as a Maine with rice or homemade French fries, or a perfect meze with nice red wine….And good bread….

You will need

4 large peppers (1 red I yellow, 1 orange, 1 green}

  • Ingredients
  • 4 large peppers (1 red I yellow, 1 orange, 1 green}
  • 3 sausages (I like hot and spicy Italian sausages)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup wine
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Red pepper flakes to your liking 

Here is how you make Spetsofai

Cut sausages into 2-inch pieces

Wash and cut the peppers into nice chunks

Slice the onions

In a heavy frying pan, put the oil and sausage to cook for a few minutes

Add the onions and garlic and sauté for a little longer

Add all the peppers and continue until the vegetables are soft but not overdone

Deglaze with the wine, add the tomato juice and spices and cook for 10 minutes on high heat.

Taste, always taste and adjust the seasonings

Your Spetsofai is ready and of course delicious!

PS Black olives optional.

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Litsa Bolontzakis

Litsa Bolontzakis

Children's book and cookbook author Litsa Bolontzakis is an expert on Greek cooking and that culture's easy, simple way of life. Her desire is to help other families learn from her culture how to appreciate the simple things in life and grow to enjoy the seasons and the gifts they bring.

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