Sunday, March 28, 2010

Smoked Sausage Kabobs

K grew up eating smoked sausage also knows as kielbasa as his mother is polish. I of course ate it growing up too, but we have a different idea of how to cook it. He always had it boiled, while we tended to grill it with bbq sauce or broiled it. We used to eat it with a box of mac and cheese because K could handle this meal, but I'm always on the look out for a new way to cook it.

Smoked Sausage Kabobs- from Taste of Home Recipes 2009
1 lb smoked sausage(I used turkey), sliced into 1 inch slices
1-2 sweet peppers, largely cubed
1 onion, largely cubed
1 pkg grape or cherry tomatoes
other veggies(zucchini, mushrooms, etc)
bamboo or metal skewers

1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced(I used the microplane)
1 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated

*If using a gas or charcoal grill, make sure to soak bamboo skewers for at least 30 mins beforehand.

Mix together sauce ingredients and set aside.

Alternate, ingredients on skewer until skewer is full and all ingredients have been used. Place on grill(I used our George Foreman) and baste with sauce. Let cook for 2 mins, flip and baste with sauce and continue to cook until cooked through. (I went about 7 mins on my grill, you may need less time on a gas/charcoal grill).

**We really liked the combination of the sauce. I will cook them a little longer next time as they weren't piping hot, but they were very flavorful. K couldn't believe how much flavor was on them. I will also forgo the skewers next time especially if its just us. It's too time consuming and then they just get pulled apart to eat them anyway. They would be great for entertaining!

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