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Sausage condiments

sweetpotater Jul 2, 2012 09:48 PM

For our July 4 cookout, I'm grilling a variety of sausages (as well as hot dogs for the kids). I've got a wide range, from chicken-apple to bratwurst to kielbasa to garlic. Aside from the basics—mustard, relish, kraut—what are some fun condiments I can put out? I don't have any time to cook (hence the sausages), so it has to be something I can purchase or throw together really quickly.


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    sweetpotater Jul 3, 2012 10:40 PM

    Thanks, all! I'm going with curry ketchup, sauteed peppers and onions, sweet and spicy mustard, kraut, relish, hot pepper rings, raw sweet onion, and maybe some sort of sriracha/mayo combo. Myself, I'll be having a classic Chicago dog, as always.

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      DuchessNukem Jul 5, 2012 03:35 PM

      Hope it was grand! You inspired me to try something similar for myself and hubby. We did hot dogs (spiral-sliced now of course lol), Italian hot, beef Hillshire Farms sausage, turkey burgers. Ketchup, marinara, raw shallots, homemade mustard, homemade blueberry ketchup, home-fermented sauerkraut, homemade relish.

      Was lovely. Plus now we have 4-5 days worth of food. Only downside: with exception of the burgers and the Duchess, it was a total sausage-fest. ;)

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        mangiare24 Jul 5, 2012 05:04 PM


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      chefathome Jul 3, 2012 04:18 PM

      I make a mean blueberry "ketchup". Roasted purple grapes with their syrupy juices are awesome with sausage, too.

      1. porker Jul 3, 2012 06:50 AM

        Pickled hot pepper rings like this
        spicy, but not too hot

        1. MikeG Jul 3, 2012 06:34 AM

          Couple of different kinds of mustard (grainy, Dijon) and flavored mustards are both commercially available and easily made if you have the ingredients lying around - horseradish, wasabi, just a touch of honey, or chopped herbs, etc. - dill mustard can be very good with mild sausage.

          Pseudo-currywurst sauce - basically ketchup simmered briefly with a little vinegar and curry powder to taste

          I don't know what your schedule's like, but both of the above would taste best if you made them today and let them meld overnight.

          Depending on your guests' tastes, just a couple of bottles of plain hot sauce, in addition to other spicy condiments

          1. JungMann Jul 3, 2012 06:31 AM

            Curry ketchup / curry sauce
            Pimento cheese
            Fry sauce
            Avocado mayonnaise
            Wasabi mayo and seaweed flakes
            Sweet chili sauce

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              mangiare24 Jul 3, 2012 06:16 AM

              I love balancing sweet with savory/spicy when serving sausage. I made this "mostarda" a few weeks ago and served it with a homemade French country-style sausage and it was a hit.


              1. biondanonima Jul 3, 2012 06:11 AM

                Tapenade, pesto, chipotle mayo.

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                  carbonaraboy Jul 3, 2012 06:00 AM

                  Not for the squeamish:

                  Equal parts sriracha, tomato puree, and horseradish
                  Equal parts wasabi paste, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard

                  If you're serving them on a bun (hoagie roll), some sort of sauteed green like broccoli rabe or broccolini

                  1. Veggo Jul 3, 2012 12:39 AM

                    Peppers and onions, as Cheese Boy noted, is the classic.
                    Chimichurri works, but not with the fruity sausage.

                    1. DuchessNukem Jul 2, 2012 11:30 PM

                      My husband loves raw shallots or raw onions on dogs. (Then again he'd even eat those on ice cream.)

                      Black bean and corn salad/salsa also goes nicely. And chili of course.

                      1. Cheese Boy Jul 2, 2012 10:41 PM

                        Roasted red peppers, onions
                        Pico de gallo / Salsa
                        Chipotle mayo, Queso blanco

                        1. todao Jul 2, 2012 10:37 PM

                          Pickle relish (sweet and dill)
                          Shredded cheeses
                          Sauteed Bean Sprouts (dash of good quality soy sauce)
                          Chopped tomato
                          Chopped green and red peppers
                          Jalapeno strips
                          Beer .......

                          1. ipsedixit Jul 2, 2012 09:54 PM

                            caramelized onions

                            tomato chutney

                            garlic aioli

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