POPSUGAR Food

Easy, Healthy Killer App: Antipasto Skewers

Nov 2 2010 - 4:00pm
I live by the belief that food tastes better when it's on a stick [1]. This phenomenon doesn't just apply to skewers but also everything from Greek salad bites [2] to French fries and bacon [3] to Vietnamese coffee [4].

Antipasti is no exception. Rather than serving this crowd-pleasing Italian appetizer on a platter, serve it to a tailgating [5] or holiday [6] crowd as finger food.

This version combines Italian-style chicken sausage, roasted peppers, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes, but feel free to mix it up with bocconcini [7], peppadews [8], or your favorite salumi. For an unstoppable gobble that's as healthy as it is delicious, keep reading.

Antipasto Sausage Skewers

Antipasto Sausage Skewers

Antipasto on a Stick Recipe 2010-11-02 11:50:30

Ingredients

Cooking spray
12 ounces fully cooked Italian-style poultry sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil
1 12-ounce jar roasted red and yellow peppers, drained, rinsed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces if large
1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
Store-bought [10] or homemade [11] balsamic reduction, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; mist with cooking spray. Add the sausage; cook, turning 2 or 3 times, until warmed through and browned, about 8 minutes.
  2. Thread 1 small or 1/2 large basil leaf onto a small wooden skewer. Add a piece of roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomato, artichoke, and sausage, arranging them on the skewer so that it can stand up on the sausage end. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make about two-dozen skewers. Serve on a plate with a drizzle of balsamic reduction, if desired.

Makes 24 skewers.

Nutritional information per serving (4 skewers): calories 140; fat 5 g (sat. 2 g; mono. 1.5 g; poly. 1 g); cholesterol 30 mg; sodium 970 mg; carbohydrate 12 g; fiber 2 g; protein 12 g


Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/Antipasto-Stick-Recipe-11781261