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Got Summer Squash coming out your ears???

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Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Herbs, Capers, Kalamata Olives, and Lemon
(Makes about 4 servings, recipe adapted very slightly from Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash from Fine Cooking Magazine.)

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. zucchini and/or yellow summer squash, cut into same size pieces (young squash are best)
2 T + 2 tsp. olive oil
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 lb (4 links) turkey, chicken or pork Italian sausage (I used turkey sweet Italian sausage)
2-3 T chopped mint
3-4 T chopped parsley
(Or use any combination of chopped herbs that appeals to you)
1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, cut in half
1 T capers (or more, next time I'd use at least 2 T, capers can be rinsed if you wish, but I didn't rinse them)
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 T lemon juice)

Instructions:

Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. (You can only hold your hand there for about 2-3 seconds at that heat.) If using a grill pan to cook the squash, let it pre-heat on the grill.

Wash squash, cut off stem and flower ends, then cut squash into same-size pieces. I cut the squash into 1 inch thick slices, then cut the bigger slices in half. (If you don't have a grill pan to cook the squash, make your pieces big enough that they won't fall through the grill.)

Put squash into a small bowl and toss with 2 T olive oil, plus a generous amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper. If you're using low-fat turkey or chicken sausages, place them in a flat bowl and brush with the 2 tsp. olive oil.

Cook sausage and squash for 15-20 minutes, or until squash is tender-crisp and sausage is lightly browned, firm, and cooked through. (I cooked both my squash and sausage for 20 minutes, but cooking time will depend on the temperature of your grill and whether squash is cooked on the grill grates or in a grill pan.)

While squash and sausage cook, wash, dry, and chop mint and parsley (or herbs of your choice.) Drain Kalamata olives and cut in half. Put chopped herbs, olives, and capers into a bowl large enough to hold all the squash and sausages.

When sausage is done, take it off the grill and cut into 1 inch slices. Put sliced sausage and cooked squash into the bowl with the chopped herbs, olives, and capers and toss. Season to taste with salt and freshly-ground black pepper and squeeze lemon juice over, then toss again. (I used the juice of a whole lemon, but I like a lot of lemon.) Serve hot.

I love Kalyns Kitchen
http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/07/recipe-for-grilled-sausage-and-summer.html
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM
Replies (11-17):
Juniper53098
by on Aug. 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I've been making zucchini chips with my excess.

momofnatalie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Yum!  Thank you!

Hannahsmommy816
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 7:44 AM

tyfs

sunshinepraying
by Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM
1 mom liked this
We love that too. I just made some the other night

Quoting Angela4boys: I love zucchini...especially zucchini bread ;)
sunshinepraying
by Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 8:47 AM
My mom is great at growing zucchini. :)
FallMama
by Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 9:24 AM

We have zucchini growing out of our ears lol.  I need to head out and check on ours today as a matter of fact.  I'm thinking another round of zucchini bread or muffins shall be made today!

louannwilkins
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 6:23 PM

I love squash!  I've never eaten it this way but I'd try it for sure.  Thank you!  :)

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