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Italian Family Barbecue Revisited

Here’s the original recipe, if you want the details.

Grilled artichoke, polenta with onions & peppers, Italian sausage
Grilled artichoke, polenta with onions & peppers, Italian sausage

A few variations this time around.  We recently bought a new gas grill, and in my zeal to protect it and make it last forever, I’m using grilling pans and sheets.  You can see them in the photos below:

Clockwise from upper left: peppers & onions, sausage, polenta, artichoke
Clockwise from upper left: peppers & onions, sausage, polenta, artichoke

I’ve had the square grilling pan for some time and have used it many times before.  The perforated sheet is new and I used it for the first time tonight.

Grilling the sausage & vegetables
Grilling the sausage & vegetables

I started out by using the perforated grilling sheet  for the artichoke, to keep leaves from falling down to the bottom of the grill.  It worked so well I wound up using it for the sausage and the polenta as well.  If you’ve ever grilled polenta, you know it will crumble if you’re not careful; the sheet eliminates that sort of mess.

Griling the polenta
Griling the polenta

Hint: lightly spray the grilling pan and sheet with Pam first, then let them pre-heat on a hot grill before placing the food on them.

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