Grilled Sausage and Polenta

This recipe was supposed to be a summer dish since it was published in July 2009 Real Simple.  This is another dish that I think is best when eaten in smaller portions.  The magazine recommends 4 servings, but we turned it into 8.  It was the perfect size(for me-Dan had two servings, or by these calculations, 4).

Grilled Sausage and Polenta
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • salt 
  • pepper
  • 1 sliced bell pepper
  • 1 thinly sliced small red onion
  • 8 small links of Italian sausage
  • 1 pound of store bought polenta
Heat grill or grill pan to medium high heat.  Grill the sausages for about 12 minutes or until charred and cooked through.  When you have about 6 minutes left, oil the pan and add the polenta.  The polenta should need 2-3 minutes per side.

Use a large bowl to mix together the lime juice, honey, oil, a half teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon of pepper.  Whisk ingredients until the honey is completely dissolved.  Then add the bell pepper and onion and let it marinate for 15 minutes.

Nutritionals (Serves 8): Cals: 248, Fat: 16, Protein: 13.5, Carb: 12, Fiber: 1.5.