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    Grilled Grits with Chicken-Apple Sausage

    Source of Recipe

    Cooking Light-10/02

    List of Ingredients

    • Grits:
    • 5 cups water
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup stone-ground yellow grits
    • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    • cooking spray
    • Tomato Sauce:
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 2 cups finely chopped onion
    • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
    • 6 fennel seeds
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • 6 basil leaves
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 dried chile peppers, lightly crushed
    • Remaining ingredients:
    • 12 (1/2 ounce) chicken-apple sausages (such as Aidell's)


    1. To prepare grits, bring water and salt to a boil in a large saucepan; gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, white pepper, and pepper sauce.

    2. Spread grits into a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray; cool completely on a wire rack. Cover with plastic wrap; chill 30 minutes.

    3. To prepare tomato sauce, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; saute 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add fennel seeds and garlic; saute 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add tomatoes, marjoram, basil, bay leaves, and chiles; cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Discard bay leaves.

    4. Prepare grill pan.

    5. Invert grits onto a cutting board; cut into 12 squares. Place squares on grill pan coated with cooking spray, and grill 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and thoroughly heated. Remove from pan; keep warm.

    6. Place sausages in pan; grill 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Arrange 3 grits squares in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with 3 sausages and 1/4 cup sauce.

    7. Servings: 4-368 cal, 12.4g fat, 17.3g pro, 47.7g carb, 4.6g fiber, 49mg chol, 2.4mg iron, 939mg sod, 254mg calc.




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