Memorable Memorial Day Dishes
For many people, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer. Celebrate those warmer temperatures by bringing out the BBQ and cooking away. Whether you’re planning a small family get together, or you intend to invite the whole neighborhood, you’ll want to keep things simple and tasty.
If you don’t have your menu options picked out quite yet, check out some of our best grilled sausage recipes that will provide an unforgettable Memorial Day BBQ experience.
1. Pineapple Sausage Skewers
Pineapple inarguably provides one of the most summer-packed flavors you can experience, which makes it the perfect addition to your grilled sausage skewers! Skewers are a classic BBQ option because they’re easy to eat and not too messy — two summer must-haves for any chef or griller.
To prep this dish, just slice a fresh pineapple and prepare one cup of your preferred barbecue sauce. Cut up our Premio Sweet Italian Sausage links into bite-sized chunks and carefully place one piece of sausage on the skewer, followed by a pineapple piece. Continue this process until your skewer is full and ready to be grilled for the ultimate mouth-watering experience!
2. Chef Capon’s Premio Sausage and Shrimp Skewers
Don’t just settle for one skewer recipe this summer — tag on a second one with this delicious seafood skewer that kicks your traditional barbecue favorites up a notch.
If you’re a fan of shrimp, sausage and savory flavors, you’ll want to make our Chef Capon’s Premio Sausage and Shrimp Skewers recipe a part of your picnic or patio table this Memorial Day. Prep your sausage links in an oven for roughly five minutes at 375° F and add marinade sauce, seasonings and olive oil on top. Pile your sausage pieces, zucchini, peppers, onions and shrimp on individual skewers and grill for roughly 10 minutes.
3. Sausage Sandwich on a Stick
Sandwiches can be messy. Add children to the mix, and you’re almost guaranteed to have a Memorial Day full of buns scattered across the grass. But don’t discount sandwiches entirely! Want to know the solution? Just prep your sandwich on a stick instead.
Our Sausage Sandwich on a Stick recipe combines the best of both worlds — sandwiches and skewers. Just thread your best real Italian sausage links, bread, onions and peppers onto a stick and place your skewers on a grill for five minutes or until fully cooked. Dip your sticks in cheese or marinara sauce after grilling for added flavor.
4. Balsamic-Glazed Kebabs
What would Memorial Day be without a few kebabs to snack on while you spend quality time with your family and friends?
Chow down on our delicious Balsamic-Glazed Kebabs that combine the sweet flavor of honey, the freshness of green vegetables and the zing of our Premio Hot Italian Sausage — all on one stick! Just alternate the veggies and sausage in whatever order you’d like. Place them on the grill, and once they are almost done, slather them with the honey-vinegar mixture to make them utterly irresistible.
What are you looking forward to this Memorial Day weekend? Let us know in the comments below!