Orzo with Corn, Zucchini and Spicy Sausages

Did you know it’s a full moon today?

Have you fallen down 13 times, worn your bra on the outside of your shirt and kissed your boss? That’s why. You shan’t be blamed.

Actually, if we play our cards right, this whole full moon thing could really be on our side. We could play Follow The Imaginary Ghost Leader on our morning run. We could stick our body out of the sunroof of our parked car and sing Britney’s “Toxic” to the garage. And we could crimp our hair and rock some acid wash jorts. And sandals, WITH SOCKS.

It’s a full moon. We can’t help it.

Do you believe in the effects of the full moon? Or the rivers, tides and stars?

I WILL say that my dog has been growling at a cobweb on the rim of a houseplant for 4 hours straight. I think I believe it, you guys.

Full moon or not, your inner loon will make an appearance with one bite of this dish I’m sharing with you.

Heck dudes, you might even howl at the moon.

Orzo with Corn, Zucchini and Spicy Sausages:


What it took for 2:

* 2 zucchini, diced
* 3 ears corn
* 3 bison sausages
* 1/2 pound orzo
* 2 small jalapenos, minced
* 3 small red onions, minced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 Tbs. herbed butter
* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* juice from 1 lemon
* 1 tsp coarse salt
* 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
* fresh basil, for garnish

Shuck the corn and brush it with the butter. Grill until nicely charred on all sides. Grill the sausages as well on medium heat until plump and charred, about 15 minutes. Bring indoors and slice sausages into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut the grilled corn off the cobs.

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add the onions and jalapenos and saute until they start to soften, 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 more minute.

Add the zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Saute about 4 minutes.

Add the corn and sausages and stir to combine. Taste. More salt?

Squeeze in the lemon juice, toss again.

Garnish with basil and dig in!

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16 Responses to Orzo with Corn, Zucchini and Spicy Sausages

  1. kelley September 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm #
    I want this for lunch. Now.
  2. Katie September 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm #
    I didn't think I'd ever say this about sausage, but it's beautiful! Also, when I was preggo - I thought FOR SURE I would go into labor every full moon we got - and I didn't I went a week overdue, and it was like 6 days after a full moon. So...I think it's a bunch of hoopla.
  3. Deborah September 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm #
    I was going to say the same thing as Katie - I've actually heard that more women go into labor on the full moon!! (although I never did...) I was actually looking at a ton of orzo in my pantry today, wondering what I was going to do with it!!
  4. karin@yumandmore September 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm #
    love orzo! love your story! hate full moon since whole family doesn't sleep like last night. will make orzo next time. LOL
  5. Tracey September 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm #
    Love the idea of using the bison sausage! I have seen ground bison here in Georgia, but not the sausage. Will have to do some further investigating to find it! :)
  6. Lauren September 13, 2011 at 3:23 am #
    Oh yum. I'd like a bowl full pronto!
  7. Rebecca ~ Sweet Baby Yams September 13, 2011 at 4:47 am #
    Looks delicious!
  8. aarthi September 13, 2011 at 4:54 am #
    First time here…I am glad that I reached here...Straight away bookmarking your blog. i always hunt for pasta dishes...This is one dish io am going to try soon....Thanks for the recipe dear… If you have time do check out my blog.. http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/ Aarthi
  9. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 13, 2011 at 11:25 am #
    God your photography is just incredible!! I dont even read food blogs for the food anymore. I read them for the pictures :) And yours are just.....spectacular!! Thanks for the reply on the last post re your lighting. Very jealz of your natural light!
  10. Julia September 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm #
    Ooo, this looks delicious! I am a huge sausage fan. No sniggering, please.
  11. Cookin' Cowgirl September 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm #
    YUM! That looks so good! Especially the grilled corn! mmmMMMMMmmm!
  12. Alison @ ingredients, Inc. September 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm #
    oh my! This looks fabulous!!
  13. Rachelle September 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm #
    This completely reminded me of my go to meal last summer: http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2008/07/zucchini-fusilli I must (and you should too) make this before corn is out of season!
    • Bev Weidner September 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm #
      Oh my gosh, this looks insanely perfect. ON IT!
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