Grilled sausages have become a favorite summer treat to rival the old standby of hot dogs and hamburgers, and cooking them low and slow is the trick to perfectly grilled links of your favorite sausage. There are several varieties of sausages suitable for grilling, including Bratwurst & Italian Sausage. Grilling sausage is much like grilling ribs or chicken.
How to cook the perfect Italian Sausage
Low and slow is something you usually hear in relation to pork and poultry. It would stand to reason, therefore, that sausage (because it's usually pork) should be cooked that way. Another reason to regulate the temperature is to make sure the sausage retains its visual appeal.  - if you try to cook sausage too quickly or with the heat too high, this may result in the casing being burned and the inside remaining uncoooked. Sausage should be turned regularly so that it cooks and browns all around.
Family recipes for cooking your Italian Sausage
One of our family favorite recipes for grilling Italian Sausages is on Kabobs with wonderful fresh vegetables and a side of a light pasta salad that mirrors the fresh ingredients minus the sausage. The juices from the Italian Sausage flavor the vegetables on the skewers and the smaller chunks of sausage are pre-blanched to cook faster and more efficiently. To make the Kabobs, alternate 1inch slices of precooked Italian Sausages with chunks of bell peppers, onions, grape tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini on a presoaked wooden skewer. These finish up nicely on the grill in less than 15 minutes, and put a simple healthy spin on a traditionally heavy pasta and sausage meal.
The same ingredients can be used to make Italian Sausage hoagies or sandwiches. The difference will be in the cut, prep and serving. Grilling whole links of Italian sausage is a somewhat lengthy process but well worth it for the result. A crisp, evenly cooked, juicy sausage link fresh off the grill is truly appetising, and can be lovingly topped with thinly sliced fresh bell pepper, zucchini, onion, and mushroom and then topped with diced tomatoes for a fresh healthy sandwich.
Whichever way you grill it or top it, enjoy it!