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Boardwalk-Style Grilled Sausages with Polenta

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Boardwalk-Style Grilled Sausages with Polenta

Boardwalk-Style Grilled Sausages with Polenta
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total prep 585 calories/serving


  • 1 small eggplant (about 12 oz), cut lengthwise in 1/2-in.-thick slices
  • 2 large bell peppers, cut in 1/2-in. rings
  • 1 large Italian frying pepper (cubanelle), cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 medium onion, cut in 1/2-in.-thick slices
  • Nonstick spray
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • small capers, preferably nonpareil
  • 4 links sweet or hot Italian sausage (1 1/4 lb), slit down center and opened like a book
  • 1 tube (8 oz) ready-to-heat polenta, cut in 2 slices
  • Good with: shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Heat outdoor grill. Coat vegetables with nonstick spray. Grill 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until just tender. Remove to a cutting board; cut in bite-size pieces. Toss with vinaigrette and capers.
  • Grill sausages cut side down 8 minutes. Coat polenta with nonstick spray. Turn sausages. Add polenta to grill and grill all 6 minutes, turning polenta once, until sausages are browned and cooked through.
  • Serve sausages with polenta and vegetable mixture.