Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Smoked Sausage Kabobs

Cavanaugh Smoked Sausage Kabobs

This weather has been so up and down lately. Good old Mother Nature has been teasing us with unseasonably warm weather and then turning around and giving us a chilly day or two. I know that the warm weather is unusual for this time of year here in Minnesota and I shouldn't be so upset about it, but I sure do long for those warm temperatures. Summers here are very short and I'll take the sun and the heat early thank you very much.

Since it was a pretty decent day on Sunday I decided that we should grill something. I didn't want to do the usual burgers or chicken. So after rifling through the fridge I got the idea of doing kabobs using some Cavanaugh smoked sausage that I picked up at Sam's Club. Plus I had also picked up some sweet cherry tomatoes there that I've been just nibbling on as a healthy snack and I thought this would be a good way to make use of these little gems.

Kabobs are great. You can get creative when making them. Just add the meat you desire and any vegetables that you like. The nice thing about using the smoked sausage is you don't have to marinate it before grilling. You are good to go.

A word to the wise if you are going to add little baby potatoes to your kabobs pare boil them first. Just scrub them up and boil for a little bit so they get a little soft. You don't want them to fall apart when you skewer them. By cooking them partially before putting them on the grill you won't have an uncooked potato.

Hopefully this recipe for the grill is the start of the grilling season with many more yummy recipes to come.
Smoked Sausage Kabobs with egg noodles

Smoked Sausage Kabobs
3 smoked sausage links
1 pepper (your choice of color, I used red)
handful of sweet cherry tomatoes
1 medium onion
8-10 small baby red potatoes

Egg noodles

  1. Clean potatoes and put in a pot to pare boil. This will not take long.
  2. Cut sausage links into bite size pieces.
  3. Cut pepper and onion into chunky pieces.
  4. Wash cherry tomatoes.
  5. Once potatoes are partially cooked remove from pan and let cool to touch.
  6. Start to boil water to make egg noodles.Start skewer you food items on the skewer however you desire.
  7.  Add noodles to the boiling water and cook. 
  8. Grill kabobs on medium heat until done.

1 comment:

  1. These smoked sausage kabobs look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! - Ramona from Sam's Club