Grilled Sausages with Pickled Onions

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Grilled Sausages with Pickled OnionsRecipe
Photo: Melanie Acevedo
Tangy pickled onions make a great companion dish for sausages that are cooked on the grill.
30 servings


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4 large red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
8 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups cider vinegar
Grated zest of 2 oranges
6 12-ounce packages cooked sausages (pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, and/or vegetarian)
Assorted mustards


Drop the onions into lightly salted boiling water for 1 minute; drain. Place the onions in a bowl with the pepper, cumin, garlic, salt, vinegar, and orange zest; add just enough water to cover. Refrigerate until the onions are bright pink, about 3 hours. Drain before serving.

Note: The sausages can be grilled or broiled earlier on the day of the party. Slice them into bite-size pieces (which makes knives unnecessary) and reheat them in foil in the oven before serving with the onions and an assortment of gutsy, grainy mustards.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calcium 24 mg
Calories 190
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 4 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Fat 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 11 mg
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 595 mg