Saturday, May 3, 2014

Smoked Italian Sausage - 52 Pork Dishes

The last couple of days I have been showing recipes for BBQ smoked dishes (Citrus Honey Garlic Smoked Ribs AND My own recipe for SINGLE WIDE Trailer Park AWESOME Smoked Pork and Beans and BEER!).  This is another very easy dish that I love to make.

First "Trick" is to find the best sausage.  Hunt down a good butcher and chances are they offer a variety of different sausages.  me, I like this locally sourced Italian sausage loaded with just the right combination of seasoning, fennel seeds and a nice mix of pork and enough fat to give it flavor.

Made even better when cooked on a smoker.

Slow roasted, on a grill over indirect heat (see my recent post on smoking ribs on a Weber Kettle Grill for details), at 225 degrees.  It takes about 2 hours for the sausage to get up to an internal temperature of 150-155 degrees.

I did the same rub that I used on the ribs (again, see that post for the recipe).  And that really is all there is to it.  Just take raw sausage, form it into a tube, liberally rub a spice mix into the outside.  Slow roast, 225 degrees for a couple hours until the sausage reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees.  And you have pork gold!

And I had a wonderful dish.  Sliced up it fits along side the ribs, save some for breakfast. Or just snack on it while you are waiting for the rest of the smoked meat to cook.

I used a bit of this sausage to make a new side dish...

Even has the illusion of healthy.

These little grilled Zucchini boats stuffed with a nutty delicious sausage mix.

And for that recipe... Come back tomorrow, you will be glad you did!!!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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