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Sausage Subs

August 2006
Sausage Subs

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Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 30 mins

  • 2 large Cubanelle peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), for liberal drizzling
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds hot Italian sausage links
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage links
  • 2 cups drained jarred giardiniera pickled vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, celery and hot peppers), found with the Italian foods in your market
  • 1 cup pitted large green olives
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley (a couple of generous handfuls)
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 8 8 inches sub rolls, split
  1. Preheat a grill or a grill pan to high. Place a double layer of foil, 18 to 20 inches long, on a work surface. In a bowl, combine the peppers, onion and garlic. Liberally drizzle the vegetables with EVOO and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Pile the vegetables on half of the foil, then fold the foil over to cover. Fold up all of the edges to seal, forming a pouch. Place the pouch off to one side of the grill and cook, turning occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Drizzle the sausages with EVOO and grill, turning frequently, until firm and crisp and the juices run clear, 12 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness. Let rest for a few minutes, then slice on an angle.
  3. While the sausages grill, in a food processor pulse the giardiniera vegetables with the olives, parsley and lemon zest until the mixture is the consistency of relish.
  4. Fill the rolls with the peppers, onion and sliced hot and sweet sausages; top with the giardiniera-olive relish.
  • If you're grilling indoors, cook the sausages on medium-high and saute the peppers, onion and garlic in a skillet with a drizzle of EVOO over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until tender, about 15 minutes.