Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I must be sick of thinking of new recipes, or sick of blogging.... not sure which.

Tonight, I made the beer simmered sausages again.  When I read over my original post, hoping that I finally could benefit from all the writing, I realized that I couldn't recreate the recipe at all!!!

Here it goes again, my modifications to the Epicurious recipe:
Beer- Simmer Grilled Sausages

  • a toothpick
  • 6 uncooked sausages, such as sweet or hot Italian sausages
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 beer, as needed (I used Yards Brawler- my second favorite beer, after Miller Lite and before Guinness)
1. Prick each sausage a half-dozen times. Arrange the onion slices on the bottom of a sauté pan just large enough to hold all the sausages. Place the sausages on top and add beer and water to cover (the ratio should be about 3 parts beer to 1 part water). Place the pan over medium heat and gradually bring the liquid to a simmer, not a rapid boil. Poach the sausages until half-cooked, 4 to 5 minutes.

2. Lightly spray the pan and place sausages and onions on the hot grill pan. Grill until the casings are crisp and nicely browned and the sausages are cooked through, 6 minutes per side. You may want to rotate the sausages 90 degrees. Transfer the sausages to plates or a platter and let rest for 3 minutes.  

Tonight, I served it with pesto tortellini and Brussels sprouts. [see comments for "recipes".]


Molly said...

Can you give a seperate blog shout out for a good pesto and brussels sprouts recipe? I know they are both easy but I am intimidated!

ALSO Magnolia's now sells an 'ice box cake' for $4.50 a slice. Unfortunately their recipe is not in the cook book but I think you should share yours!

Keep up the fab job!

Waylesies said...

oh my... the Brussels sprouts are too easy to even call a recipe- I slice in half, and add to a saute pan with some olive oil and butter and garlic. I brown on one side and then flip. add s&P and that is it :)

the pesto, i am too ashamed to say, that i got out of a jar! my basil doesn't grow plentiful enough on my window sill- but one day! Here is one from allrecipes.com that I would imagine I would use... maybe sub pine nuts (if I cant afford them):

3 cups fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor (NOT A BLENDER!), blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper.

ICE BOX CAKE! May be on slate for Sept 14th (aka JW's bday), but worse case, I'll blog about the "recipe" anyway!

stay tuned!