Recipe type: Appetizer/Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 3-4
Spetzofai is a rustic dish made of colorful peppers and thick sausage and is everything you expect from traditional Greek cuisine—healthy, tasty and made fresh.
  • 1 lb of your favorite sausage, thickly sliced in 4 cm pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 orange bell peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (optional), deseeded and sliced (or hotter peppers if you’d like)
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, finely diced or grated (canned tomatoes are fine, too)
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp. fresh oregano, or to taste
  • pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet or saucepan, add 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the sausages and brown them on all sides. Once browned, remove sausages with a slotted spoon and put aside in a bowl.
  2. In the same skillet, add all of the peppers and the remaining olive oil. Sauté the peppers for about 15-20 minutes until they are soft. Add the tomatoes and continue sautéing.
  3. Add the sausages back to the skillet and mix all the ingredients together. Season with pepper and oregano, and add the sprigs of thyme. Place a lid over the pan, turn down the heat and simmer until the sausages are fully cooked (about 20 minutes).
  4. Remove the cover and taste for seasoning. Add more oregano or pepper if needed. Serve hot and enjoy!
Recipe by Eleni Saltas at https://elenisaltas.com/2017/06/16/spetzofai/