5 Healthy Sausage Recipes For Summer Outdoor Cooking
It’s Summer of 2021 and we’re here for it!
Though we’ve gotten creative in our al fresco dining experiences in the last year, the warm weather allows for outdoor dining experiences that feel a bit more “normal.” Backyards and pools are getting ready for some outside celebrations and we at Charcutnuvo are too. We want to help you have the healthiest, most delicious summer moments with your friends and families as we celebrate being together! Whether you’re sleeping under the stars or hitting the park volleyball tournament, we hope our organic and natural sausages will be on your menu.
As we head into the warmer months, let’s consider some of our familiar Summer activities that are back in business.
Sleeping under the stars. Feeling the fresh air on our faces. Nothing says Summer like spending a few nights out of doors. The campfire is a huge part of the camping experience. Stories, laughing, and of course cooking!! Whether you bring your own portagrill or go old school with hotdogs on sticks, Charcutnuvo matches the natural environment with all natural ingredients.
If you’re looking for a fun recipe to bring to the fire pit, try our Sheet pan Jalapeno Cheddar Brats + Veggies. You can use a sheet pan or bring out the foil for an easy clean-up option. As you sit back and relax from a day of hiking or rafting you’ll get your veggies and your organic bratwurst with the added gritty flavor of the campfire. A crowd pleaser that’s both delicious and easy, hungry tummies will go to bed full after this hearty, flavorful meal.
Summer isn’t all about the soot of the campsite, sometimes you need a weekend spread that is perfect for brunch on the patio. Get out the linens, cut some flowers from the garden, and invite your friends over for weekend brunch!
Every brunch menu needs some protein. Why not surprise your guests with the Chicken Italian Frittta? Made with Charcutnuvo’s Organic Chicken Italian Sausage, this egg frittata has roasted bell peppers, baby spinach, and feta to make an elegant menu centerpiece. Add some sliced fruit and a muffin selection and your brunch will not only present beautifully, it will be full of lean, organic protein. You can feel confident your guests will go home satisfied (and maybe even a little impressed) by your brunch spread.
The summer months offer many annual markers to celebrate. Father’s Day, Fourth of July, and Back to School events all pair beautifully with healthy, delicious sausages. Often days when we gather crowds of people we love, we can make sure we offer our guests the best selection of quality meats. Charcutnuvo has a sausage for every palette, so rotate a few through your summer meal plans and make sure you aren’t missing out on one of our tasty, organic sausage options.
On Father’s Day the men in your life might appreciate a unique game sausage like the Smoked Pork and Bison Bratwurst made with grass fed bison. For Fourth of July, you can’t go wrong with the classic uncured frank found in our traditional Wieners. But who are we kidding? If a quality sausage is the perfect celebration food, isn’t a quality sausage wrapped in bacon that much better?! Try our Uncured Mini Franks Wrapped in Bacon if you want to put together a party spread people will remember. A Paleo-friendly crowd pleaser that is perfect for the buffet table. They’ll be so popular, the only issue will be if you’ll make enough.
Nothing says summer like the red and white checked table cloth, some lemonade, and a picnic table. A casual way to get everyone to meet up at the park and let the kids play or the dogs run for the frisbee, picnic food will certainly be a draw. The lovely thing about a picnic is that you can go uber casual or a bit gourmet. Regardless of your picnic vibe, incorporating Charcutnuvo’s natural meats into your menu will add flavor, texture, and protein without any added preservatives or antibiotics.
It wouldn’t be fair to you if we didn’t recommend our signature potato salad recipe to your picnic menu must-do list. A twist on the classic picnic staple, the Potato Salad with Smoked Uncured BBQ Sausage + Pederson’s Bacon combines our Smoked Bacon Brat with BBQ Sauce with bacon from our friends over at Pederson’s Farms. With green onions, chives, dijon mustard, and baby potatoes, this falls into the foodie arena without requiring any special cooking skills. Serve it cold or at room temperature for a potato salad with solid protein.
The weeknight staple to the summer meal plan, grilling keeps the heat outside so the cook can be part of the gathering. Fortunately all of our organic and natural sausages do great on the grill and make for an easy meal. Whether it’s the traditional hot dog in a bun or a gourmet sausage with some spice, there is something in Charcutnuvo’s selection for everyone.
For an easy take on a classic, stock up on our Bratwurst With Pork and Veal and offer a condiment bar with all of the fixings. Ketchup, mustard, relish of course. But also grilled onions, fresh onions, jalapeños, and cheese. Nothing’s off limits when it comes to what can be added to our brats. What matters is that the grill master has enough sausage to feed the crowd. He or she must be ready to offer seconds because one person’s unique topping selection will inspire another to try a new tasty combination.
A Great Summer Sampler
No matter the outdoor activity, we at the Charcutnuvo family wish your family lots of healthy gatherings this summer. We know being outside is safe and healthy and our natural and organic sausages are the safe and healthy protein option for your crew. Our CEO Eric, has picked out his favorite combination of Charcutnuvo products for a sampler package you won’t want to miss. Aptly named Eric’s Favorite Set, the bundle has six delicious sausages to get you familiar with Charcutnuvo’s wide range of options. For only $55 the sampler includes:
Consider Eric’s Favorite Set as our insider suggestions on where to start. Once you find a product you like, you try others in the same family.
Let’s Get Cooking!
Now that we’ve given you our best recipes for your outdoor get togethers, you can pick a date (maybe even tonight), gather your people (5 or 50, it doesn’t matter), and decide what your activity will be. Regardless of the setting, we know al fresco dining with hormone free, antibiotic free meats will add flavor to your fun without sacrificing your health. We’d love to see how you are using Charcutnuvo products to celebrate your summer. Tag us in your photos @charcut.nuvo and use the hashtag #charcutnuvo so we can get inspired for some new recipes.
Here’s to good food, good friends, and being together. May this be a summer when we recognize how fortunate we are for health and the food on our plates reflects this value of healthy living.