California Central Coast Recipes

Grilled Skewers of Linguica, Fresh Fennel, Oranges, and Vegetables

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Grilled Skewers of Linguica, Fresh Fennel, Oranges and Vegetables are both fun and appetizing to make either as appetizers or a main course when it's hot and you don't want a heavy meal. The grilled orange and fennel gives the sausage a lightly sweet and tangy taste.

Linguica is a smoke cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika. Our local California varieties can be a bit spicy, but you can use whatever kind of sausage your mood and taste-buds are craving. When served as the main course, I suggest grilling a loaf of Pugliese or other peasant bread on your grill with the sausage. Serve the grilled sausage-veggie-fruit skewers with a fresh green salad, the grilled bread and of course a nice wine. If it's not too hot to cook something inside for a few minutes, try serving these skewers on a bed of Golden Orzo with Saffron . It would be out of this world delicious and make an even grander presentation!


www.theromantictable.com ©2017, Grilled Skewers of Linguica, Fresh Fennel, Oranges, and Vegetables
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
MAKES 2 SERVINGS.
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Ingredients.

12 ounces Linguica sausage , cut into one-half inch chunks
1 Fresh Fennel Bulb , cleaned and cut into one-inch pieces
1 Red Pepper , cleaned, seeded and cut into one-inch pieces
1 small White Onion , peeled and cut into one-inch pieces
1 Large Orange , peeled and cut into chunks about one-inch pieces
Extra -virgin Olive oil for brushing meat and veggies
Several wooden or metal skewers


Preparation Directions.

1 Slice the linguica and vegetables into chunks as directed above.

2 Fire-up your grill and start getting it hot.

3 Using wooden or metal skewers, alternate the linguica -or other sausage pieces with the vegetables and orange as shown in the photo. Brush lightly with olive oil.

4 Grill each "kabob" side for approximately 5-8 minutes over medium-low heat or until the sausage is cooked.

5 Serve with a loaf of peasant-style bread, or on a bed of Golden Orzo with Saffron , a salad and a nice bottle of wine.


Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

Serve with a robust red wine like a Nero d'Avola.

A tip from Sue!

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