GRILLED SAUSAGES AND VEGGIE MEDLEY

GRILLED SAUSAGES
AND VEGGIE MEDLEY

4 to 6 servings

 

  • 4
    to 6 hot dogs or sausages of choice (all-beef, pork and beef, reduced-fat and/or sodium, chicken, turkey,
    vegetarian-style, Bratwurst, Knockwurst,
  •  Italian- style or Polish-style sausage,
    other specialty sausages, or a combination)(see notes)

 

Grilled Vegetable
Medley


Condiments
of choice (mustard, catsup, chili sauce, mayonnaise, sour cream or
reduced-fat sour cream, horseradish sauce,
unflavored yogurt or reduced fat
yogurt, salsa, etc.)

 

Arrange
hot dogs/franks or other sausages on grill rack at highest level over medium
coals (ash gray and glowing) or at medium setting of a gas grill.  Grill hot dogs/franks or other sausages until
well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes total, possibly 15 minutes
for Italian or Polish-style sausages. Or, broil sausages on a grill rack, about
4 to 6 inches from heat source, about 5 to 7 minutes per; turn (over) sausages
and continue broiling, about 5 to 7 minutes or until done.  May also pan-grill sausages in a large heavy
skillet lightly coated with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray about 5 to 7
minutes per side, turning (over) sausages once, or until done. Serve
immediately with Grilled Vegetable Medley and accompanied with
condiments of choice.

 

Note: For persons with larger appetites, serve two sausages
per serving.

Note: May serve sausages in buns or accompany with grilled
garlic bread, if desired.

 

Grilled Vegetable Medley

  • 4 to 6 servings
  • 8 to 12 whole medium
    mushrooms
  • 8 to 12 whole cherry
    (very small) or grape tomatoes
  • 2 large sweet onions,
    peeled and cut vertically into wedges, each wedge separated into pieces, or 8 to 12 whole very small (boiling)
    onions, peeled and blanched (see note)
  • 1 to 2 small zucchini,
    stem(s) removed and cut lengthwise into slices (optional
  • 1 small sweet red or
    yellow pepper or ½ of each, cored, seeded, and cut into
  • 1½-inch squares or pieces
  • 1 small green pepper,
    cored, seeded, and cut into 1½-inch squares or pieces 
  • Extra virgin olive oil as desired
  • Finely snipped fresh or dried herbs of choice (thyme
    or oregano or basil or cilantro or rosemary or sage, or a combination, or
    dried Italian herbs or dried fines herbs) as desired
  • Salt and freshly
    ground black pepper to taste
  • Sprigs of desired fresh
    herbs for garnish                

 

Prepare vegetables
for grilling.  Brush each vegetable
or piece of vegetable lightly with olive oil; sprinkle each liberally
with herb(s) of choice.  Arrange
vegetables in one or two layers on a small-holed grill rack lightly coated with
non-caloric vegetable cooking spray or in a metal vegetable grill basket (with
a long handle) lightly coated with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray.  Grill over medium charcoal coals (ash gray
and glowing) about 8 inches above heat source or at medium level of gas grill
set at low to medium setting for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp
tender, turning vegetables or grill basket with vegetables frequently, being
careful not to burn vegetables
Do
not overcook vegetables
.  Season
with salt and pepper to taste.  Remove
from heat, garnish with sprigs of desired fresh herbs and serve
immediately.

 

Note: Blanch unpeeled whole boiling onions in
boiling water to cover for 2 minutes after water returns to a boil; drain well
under cold running water to stop cooking action and then remove peel before grilling.

 

Note: Vegetables may also be roasted.  Arrange herbed oil-coated vegetables on a
grill rack lightly coated with non-caloric
vegetable cooking spray in a broiler pan; bake in a preheated very hot oven
(450degrees F.), turning vegetables frequently, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until
vegetables are crisp tender.

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