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).


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Grilled Sausage and Polenta
Ingredients
  • 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
 
Instructions:
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.