Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Enjoy this dish year round --- Grill or Oven Broiler Grilled-Onion Chowchow with Grilled Sausages

2      sweet onions, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2      jalapeños
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
1/2   cup cider vinegar
1/4   cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4   cup grainy mustard
1/4   cup Dijon mustard
1/4   teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4   teaspoon turmeric
1      teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons water
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3      pounds mixed sausages (see Tip)

1 .   Light a grill or the oven broiler to medium high . Skewer each onion slice with a toothpick. Thread the jalapeños on a skewer. Brush the onions and jalapeños with olive oil and on grill or oven boiler on a medium fire until charred but still slightly crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the toothpicks and skewer. Coarsely chop the onions. Peel and chop the jalapeños.

2 .   In a medium saucepan, combine the cider vinegar with the light brown sugar, grainy and Dijon mustards, caraway seeds and turmeric and bring to a simmer. Add the onions and jalapeños and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 12 minutes. Stir the cornstarch mixture, add it to the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

3 .   Grill the sausages over a medium-high fire on grill or oven until golden and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve the sausages with the grilled-onion chowchow.

Make ahead:
The chowchow can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

The sausages can include Italian fennel, merguez, turkey and chicken sausages, which will cook in about 12 minutes; and andouille and kielbasa sausages, which will cook in about 10 minutes.


  1. Yummy! Looks very good! And reminds me that I haven;t had sausages for ages :D

    1. Hi Medeja , you will love these . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. It all looks delicious! We're going to have grilled sausages for dinner and your chowchow sounds like a great side! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Pam , you will love them , put your own twist on the chow-chow . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Dear Nee,
    This looks so good, I want one right now...Have not made this type of sausage in a while. Love the Chowchow with it...Must try this one...Thank you for sharing...Have a great day dear friend...
    Dottie :)

    1. Good afternoon dear Dottie ,
      This dish is so good and easy to fix , I know you will enjoy it . Thanks fo stopping by :)

  4. I haven't had chowcow in ages! Love your recipe -- you've infused it with so much extra flavor. And it's perfect with sausages! This is terrific -- thanks so much.

    1. Hi John , you will love the chow-chow , it goes with so many meats . Thanks for stopping by :) .

  5. Dear Nee, This looks delicious!!!
    Hope all is well. xoxo Catherine

    1. Hi Catherine ,
      all is well , bad storm , without internet sevice for a month . Thanks for caring . Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Luce muy tentador es una sabrosura,abrazos

  7. I think my boy going to love this.


Hi friends, thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to say hello. The welcome mat is always out and the coffee is always hot .I really appreciate your sweet gesture!