Thursday, April 22, 2010

Caribbean Mini Sausage

I use my grill as often as I can and when I need to cook delicate foods, I use a grill basket. It’s a great outdoor cooking tool that keeps your food from getting dry or overcooked quickly. I use grilling baskets to prepare delicious fish, chicken, seafood and vegetables with very little effort.

A non-stick grilling basket can be very useful also when preparing flavorsome homemade sausages – free of preservatives, colorants, artificial flavors, etc. These little “guys” are perfect on hot summer nights, picnics or barbeque parties.

Caribbean Mini Sausage


1 lb of ground beef

6oz of ground pork

1 teaspoon of Caribbean seasoning

½ teaspoon of cumin

½ cup of fresh parsley, coarsely chopped

½ cup of red onion, coarsely chopped

3 to 4 cloves of garlic, crushed

½ tablespoon of olive oil

1/8 cup of fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste

Place all the ingredients in a food processor bowl. Pulse for 20 seconds and scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pulse for 30 seconds or until fully mixed. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Roll the meat mixture into 2 inches long sausages. Set aside.

Grease a grill basket with vegetable oil. Transfer sausages into the basket and grill over low heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Turn sausages only once during cooking. Work in batches, if necessary.

Serve immediately with lemon or lime wedges. It pairs very well with summer salads!