Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pork Bratwurst with Vegetables

I love this time of year.  Winter is over (I hope), flowers are blossoming, trees are starting to get their leaves and the weather is just right.  No humidity in the upper 70s.  When the weather is like this I love to be outside.  Cooking dinner is no exception.  All of tonight's dinner was cooked on the grill.

I will work this so that the order I list each food that was cooked, this is the order that it goes onto the grill.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes
1 sweet potato (ours was very large so it only took one for us)
small amount of olive oil
Peel and cut sweet potato into bite sized pieces.  Place the cut sweet potato onto a large piece of foil.  Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil.  Fold foil over the potatoes to create a pouch.  Seal pouch on all sides.  Place pouch onto grill that has been heated to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cook for 10 minutes.  Remove pouch to upper rack for 10 minutes.  Remove foil pouch from grill by sliding it onto a serving plate.  Keep pouch shut until ready to serve.  They will continue to stay hot.

Grilled Vegetables
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced in quarters
Place a cast iron skillet onto the grill (ours is a griddle type).  Let it heat up, spray with a little but of olive oil.  Place vegetables on the griddle and cook, adjusting heat as necessary, until vegetables are soft.  Stir vegetables around so that they will cook evenly.  Remove from pan and serve.

Grilled Pork Bratwurst
1 package of pork bratwurst (from a local farm)
Place bratwurst onto a 400 degrees Fahrenheit grill and cook, turning as needed, for about 15 minutes.  Remove and serve.

Small Side Salad
Mix of lettuce
Grape tomatoes
Sliced cucumber
Mix of beans (salad mix)
Place all ingredients into a bowl and serve with a little bit of olive oil and red wine vinegar.

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