Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July barbecued sausage kebabs

So today my American friends were celebrating Independence Day and since I did live in the US for a year, I like to celebrate this holiday too and what better way to celebrate then by barbecuing! Typically I would go for big juicy burgers, but I was in the mood for something a little more sophisticated so I decided to make kebabs instead.
The recipe I chose to make to make on this special day is a sausage kebab. This is one of my go-to recipe   has it does not require a ton of ingredients and steps and it can be put together fairly quickly (which was necessary today since we had been away at the cottage all weekend). This also happens to be one of my husband's favorite recipe as it is has lots of flavour and the tabasco sauce gives it an extra kick.
You can make this recipe as spicy as you like. In this particular case I used spicy Italian sausages, but you can use mild sausages if you prefer. You can also omit or reduce the Tabasco if you are not big on spicy. You'll find that this recipe is also a nice change from the more traditional chicken, beef or even pork kebabs. If you've never tried grilling cherry tomatoes, you're in for a treat. Grilled tomatoes will literally explode in your mouth and the flavour is great too!

Hope you enjoy!

Summer Sausage Kebabs
(based on a recipe from Chatelaine)

8 Italian sausages
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 green pepper
1 large onion
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon honey
Cut sausage inton 2 inch chunks and place in a large ziploc bag.
Cut the onion and the peppers in 2 inch chunks and place in the ziploc bag along with the sausages
Mix together the barbecue sauce, the Tabasco sauce, the Dijon mustard and the honey.
Pour into the ziploc bag. Place bag in the fridge and let marinade for at least 30 minutes (up to 2 hours).
Pre-heat the barbecue (medium-high)
Place meat on skewers alternating with the onions, peppers and cherry tomatoes
Grill the kebabs on the barbecue for 6-8 minutes per side.

Serve with rice.
Serves 4 people

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