Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta

Bruschetta has been on my short list of easy and quick appetizers for years. I always just made it….no recipe, just whipped it up.  Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta has the whipped up part…..written down!

Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta

Years ago I worked for a long time friend at a restaurant she owned called the Herb Garden Deli Cafe & Bakery. Michelle turned me on to bruschetta, and although my version was never quite like hers, it’s damn good! 

I modeled my Bloody Mary Bruschetta from Michelle’s version. Admittedly I took creative license…..  Continue reading “Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta”

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa. Wow is that a mouth full….a mouth full of delicious!!

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

In our last post, we gave you our Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe. Good for almost any grilled meat or fish, and super yummy on tacos. Grilling season is well underway and we needed a vessel for this fab salsa.

Enter Gilbert’s Craft Sausages  … first, let me say that I am not getting paid or compensated by Gilbert’s in anyway. I just really love their products and wanted to share them with you!!

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

I am particularly fond of their chicken sausages. Click on the link above to see all Gilbert’s amazing products. My two favorite are the Caprese Chicken Sausage……I used these in our Italian Sausage Caprese Salad and the Aloha Chicken Sausage. Sweet tropical pineapple, coconut, and hardwood smoked brown sugar work beautifully with the flavors of chicken and ginger.

So…….what makes these sausages so great you ask???? First, they are low in calories, low in fat, and full of protein. Second they taste amazing, and the list goes on….. 

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Fully cooked, so you can heat them up quickly. They’re individually wrapped, so you can cook as few as one or as many as you please.

All natural chicken, raised with no antibiotics, and they are minimally processed…..I like that! We try to buy organic as much as possible, and use meats that are raised with care, and without all the yucky stuff. 

You all know that I love to grocery shop, and get many of my ideas while just tolling around the store. That’s how I stumbled across Gilbert’s Craft Sausages. The sausages were the inspiration for the salsa. It was just bonus that the salsa worked so well with other dishes as well.

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

No big mystery on the recipe here……we grilled the sausages….it took all of about 5 minutes…. I toasted the buns (personal preference)….then heaped on the Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa.

Dinner was ready in under 10 minutes. We had chips with ours, but have whatever grill/picnic sides you and yours enjoy!

For a quick easy taste of the tropics try our Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa!
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Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 – 10 ounce package Gilbert’s Aloha Chicken Sausages

4 hot/sub buns, toasted if desired

1 recipe Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa


Instructions

Grill/cook sausages according to the package directions.

Place cooked sausage on hot dog bun and top with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Serve with chips or desired sides.

Keywords: chicken sausage, pineapple, easy, quick, grill, summer

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Summer grilling and the flavors are spicy sweet. Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa is the perfect condiment for hot off the grill chicken, fish, pork and seafood.

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

After buying my first whole pineapple, I was hooked! No more canned pineapple for me. So, how do you know you have the right pineapple??? There is no better way to say it….….sniff it’s butt! 

If you sniff the stem end and its smells, ripe, sweet, and fruity…..thats your pineapple! 

Now you have the perfect pineapple, how do you cut it??? Well, you need to let an expert explain, and who better than Martha Stewart. Click here for a short video on how to cut a pineapple.

Summer salsas need all fresh ingredients. Sweet pineapple, sweet bell peppers for color, spicy jalapeño for heat, onion, fresh ginger root, and cilantro make for a sweet and spicy topping for grilled foods or for your favorite tacos.

Fresh ginger gives a kinda sweet, kinda peppery, kinda lemony, kinda spicy,and  pungent flavor to Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa or any dish you use it in. 

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Ginger can be used in sweet or savory dishes, and has been used medicinally for centuries. Used as a tonic, antiseptic, diuretic, fever reducer, appetite aid, and digestion stimulant. Herbalists use ginger to treat arthritis, bronchitis, colitis, colds, coughs, rheumatic pain, and menstrual cramps. 

Freezing peeled ginger root ensures you have a ready supply. Peel a fresh ginger root and store in a freezer bag, making sure all the air is out of the bag. When the need for ginger arises…..just grate the frozen ginger in the desired amount……easy!!

Whip up a batch of Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa for your next turn at the grill…..you will be glad you did!!

P.S. Later in the week I will have a quick easy grill recipe using Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa!!!!!! Come back and check it out!!

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Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 cups
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

½ pineapple, pealed, cored, small diced ( about 3 cups)

1 jalapeño- seeded and vein removed, very finely diced

1/2 cup sweet peppers, diced small (red, orange, yellow green)

¼ cup finely diced red onion

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

½ cup chopped cilantro, chopped

Zest and juice of one lime

1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

Salt to taste

pinch sugar (optional)


Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Keywords: pineapple, peppers, cilantro, salsa, condiments