Monday, September 7, 2009

Grilled Sausage

Working with sausage all day will make you hungry for some for dinner!

1 whole onion, sliced
1 whole green pepper, roasted (plus a chunk that was floating around in your fridge)
homemade sausages of choice
unpictured Freekeh (from TJ's)
2 ears corn

We grilled everything except the freekeh, which goes into the microwave in a pouch for 90 seconds. I'd never had it before, but it's a drum wheat that looks very similiar to barley. It was really nutty and bold in flavor, so it held up nicely with the grilled foods and acted as a bed and side dish. My dad found it in TJ's by the couscous, and encouraged us to try it out!

The sausages were still juicy and flavorful on the inside, with a crunchy charred crunch on the outside.

The vegetables had roasted down with delicious smoky flavor, and the whole pepper steamed on the inside, creating a tender juicy texture. The corn, as always, was crisp and juicy and I'll be sad to see it go, it was a great season!

Johnny made little amuse bouches with a sausage slice, a piece of the green pepper, and a piece of onion.

We enjoyed the hearty, spicy dinner with a Chilean wine, bought at TJ's for around $5, as a perfect compliment.


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

What a fantastic dinner Christina!

Love the sausages!!

Lele said...

Sausage and green peppers and onions are the BEST combination. I actually had almost the EXACT SAME THING you did yesterday, except with corn instead of freekeh. But my sausages, while Trader Joe's, andouille flavored, and very nice, were I'm sure nowhere near as delicious as your homemade ones!

Sweetie Pie said...

Hey girl! First of all, the sausage looks amazing. I am in awe of your skills!

I also wanted to tell you that I had seen your posts from the outer banks, but just as I've been a lazy poster lately, I've been a lazy commenter too. I actually thought of you on our trip. Tropical Storm Danny was bearing down, and I was thinking of fun cooking projects like yours in case we had a rain delay in the beach activities. :-)

This was either my fourth or fifth trip to the OBX, and it is definitely one of my favorite vacation spots. I always go with friends from law school, and it is always a blast. We stayed in Avon this time, and I think I'd love to stay in Frisco next. I seem to want to go further out each time. Fun!

Enjoy all of your sausages! I'm jealous!! :-)

Anonymous said...

First Andrea, now you...I'm REALLY craving sausages now!

Laura said...

If I ask really really nice will you please send me sausage? Looks so good and I'm jealous!

Nowheymama said...

Mmm.... sausage.

Hey, a friend of ours just filled our freezer with venison, and of course I thought of you!