Sausage and Pepper Skewers
Do you want to grill something simple and satisfying that’s sure to please everyone at your next barbecue? Look no further than these sausage and pepper skewers! Not only are they delicious and easy to make, but they’re also the perfect excuse to get your daily serving of veggies (as long as you don’t eat too many sausages, of course). So grab your skewers and let’s get grilling!
Sausage and Pepper Skewers
- 1 pack of your favorite sausage such as bratwurst or Italian sausage
- 2 bell peppers any color
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- Cut the sausage and peppers into bite-sized pieces, about 1-2 inches long.
- Thread the sausage and peppers onto the skewers, alternating between the two.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over the skewers to taste.
- Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the sausage is cooked through and the peppers are slightly charred.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
That’s it! These sausage and pepper skewers are so easy to make and they’re always a crowd-pleaser. They’re perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend barbecue with friends. So fire up that grill and get ready to impress your taste buds (and your guests).
How do I choose the right sausage for my skewers?
When it comes to sausage, the possibilities are endless. You could go with a classic bratwurst, a spicy Italian sausage, or even a chicken or turkey sausage if you’re trying to keep things on the healthier side (although let’s be real, that’s not really what we’re here for).
My advice? Choose your favorite sausage and don’t overthink it. After all, this is your skewer and you get to call the shots. Just make sure you choose a sausage that’s firm enough to stay on the skewer and won’t fall apart on the grill.
The perfect wedges
When serving these delicious sausage and pepper skewers, why not add some perfect wedges to the plate? Simply cut a few potatoes into wedge shapes, sprinkle with olive oil and seasonings of your choice (I like garlic powder, paprika, and salt), and roast them in the oven at 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. They’ll come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside – the perfect complement to your skewers!
Sausage and pepper skewers can be a great addition to your diet, especially if you are looking for a nutritious meal. Bell peppers contain vitamin C, which is essential for building collagen and maintaining healthy skin and bones. Additionally, sausages can provide a good source of protein, iron and vitamin B12. However, it is important to choose lean sausages to avoid excess saturated fat and sodium.
You can also add other vegetables like onions and mushrooms to increase the nutritional content of your skewers. Overall, sausage and pepper skewers can be a delicious and healthy meal option that you can enjoy with your family or friends.
Can I add other veggies to my skewers?
Absolutely! While peppers are the traditional veggie of choice for sausage skewers. There’s no reason you can’t mix things up a bit. Some other veggies that would pair well with sausage include onions, zucchini, and mushrooms.
Just make sure to choose veggies that are similar in size and cook time to your sausage so everything cooks evenly. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even try throwing some fruit onto your skewers (pineapple and sausage, anyone?).
Tips for Sausage and Pepper Skewers
- BBQ side dishes make this an easy dinner
- Add slices of eggplant and large red onion
- Add slices of Bacon and cucumber
- Sprinkle with parsley and Oregano
- Use wooden or metal skewers for the kebab
- Spread budding on them for a sweet taste
- Cut the chunks very small for a mini kabob
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Do I need to soak my skewers before grilling?
Ah, the age-old question of whether or not to soak your skewers. Some people swear by soaking wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from catching on fire. While others think it’s unnecessary.
How do I know when my skewers are done?
The key to perfectly cooked skewers is to make sure your sausage is cooked through and your veggies are slightly charred but still tender. To test if your sausage is done, you can either use a meat thermometer (aim for an internal temperature of at least 160°F.
What compliments sausage and peppers?
Sausage and peppers pair well with a variety of sides and salads. Some classic options include roasted potatoes, a crisp green salad, or a tangy coleslaw. If you’re looking for something more unique, try serving your skewers over a bed of quinoa or couscous.
Sausage and pepper skewers are a delicious and easy meal to make on the grill. Don’t be afraid to mix things up with other veggies, like onions, zucchini, or mushrooms.
Soaking wooden skewers before grilling may prevent them from catching on fire, and checking for doneness is important to ensure perfectly cooked sausage and charred yet tender veggies.
But let’s be honest, the best way to know if your sausage kabobs are done is to sneak a bite when no one’s looking. Enjoy the warm weather and delicious flavors of a healthy dinner with grilled veggie skewers!
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