How To Grill Italian Sausage?


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Deborah Mann Profile
Deborah Mann answered

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.&nbsp - 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!

Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
This depends on how high the heat is on the grill, and how thick the italian sausage is. At a medium heat, you should cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on one side, and then another 3 to 4 on the other. If the meat still bleeds pink or red when poked, then it isn't done, and should be cooked a little longer, and when it bleeds clear liquid, then it is done through. Hope this helps.
Evelyn Vaz Profile
Evelyn Vaz answered
To grill Italian sausages you need 3 lbs. sweet or hot Italian sausage and water. In a huge bowl place the sausages and fill sufficient water to cover it. Now boil it and reduce the heat and cover it for approximately 10 minutes. Now drain the sausage completely and cut it into 3 to 4 pieces. Now grill 6 inches from a heat source for approximately 10 to 13 minutes. Now serve it with pepper and onion sauté.

For the pepper and onion sauté you will require 2 tbsp. oil, 3 lb. onions, cut into fourths and 3 lb. bell peppers, red, green or yellow. In a large pan heat oil over average heat and add the onions and peppers and keep continuously stirring it. You are done with the sauté. Serve by simply arraigning the grilled sausage and the sauté.
Shalin Choksi Profile
Shalin Choksi answered
Grilling Italian sausage does not take much time. You will require the following ingredients to start the process. First you will need a fresh Italian sausage, 1 green pepper, 5 to 6 onions, some mushrooms and tomatoes and a jar of pizza sauce. First thing to do is to grill the sausage on a medium flame and heat the green peppers and onions on a fry pan and see that they turn brown. Finely cut the mushrooms and tomatoes and start heating the pizza sauce. After the sausages are nicely grilled, put it in a bun and add the heated pizza sauce. Add the vegetables as well and enjoy your freshly grilled Italian sausage.

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