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Roasted Sausages & Grapes

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Serves six.

  • To learn more, read:
    Quick Prep, Easy Roast
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 89

I like to use a mix of hot and sweet sausages for a more interesting dish. Serve this over risotto or polenta to balance the sweetness of the roasted grapes and the richness of the sausages.

  • 1-3/4 to 2 lb. hot or sweet Italian sausage links (or a combination)
  • 2 lb. seedless red grapes, stemmed
  • 2 Tbs. sherry vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F.

Cut the sausages in half on a sharp angle and arrange them on a large rimmed baking sheet or in a shallow roasting pan. Add the grapes to the pan. Sprinkle the vinegar over the sausages and grapes, season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper, and toss so that everything is evenly seasoned.

Roast, turning with a spatula after 15 minutes, until the sausages are browned and cooked through (cut into one to check), 35 to 40 minutes total. Scatter the parsley over the top, stir to mingle all the juices, being careful not to crush the grapes, and serve.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on six servings; Calories (kcal): 340; Fat (g): fat g 19; Fat Calories (kcal): 170; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 7; Protein (g): protein g 14; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 31; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2.5; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 1100; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 40; Fiber (g): fiber g 2;

Photo: Scott Phillips

I wasn't expecting this combination to taste very good, but I had the ingredients so I decided to try it. The flavors really worked together. I liked the texture of the sausages after roasting. Quick and easy too!

Delicious and simple! I roaseted onions in the pan with the hot sausages and grapes and served with a risotto and could not have been happier.

I loved the flavour and the ease of prep. but my sausages were dry. I have bought these sausages before, and they are good. I think the oven temp. is way too high. Next time I make this I will reduce oven temp. to 325F.

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