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Sausage with Grapes and Figs

77 Reviews
80% would make this recipe again

A classic dish in Italian home cooking: the sweet-sour taste of the grapes is particularly appreciated when contrasted with a rather spicy sausage.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 20 min
410 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

2 Italian sausages 150 g
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 23 mL
2 cups grapes 200 g
3 dried figs 3 1/2 tbsp
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Method

  1. Prick the sausages in several spots using a fork. Put the sausages in a saucepan, cover them with water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 5 min. Take the sausages out of the water, pat them dry and cut them into 3 or 4 pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausages and sauté 4-5 min, until they become golden coloured. Turn them a few times while cooking. Add the grapes (*) and cook 8-10 min, tossing occasionally.
  3. Cut the figs into quarters and add them to the pan about 2 min before the end of cooking. Serve.

Remarks

(*) Depending on the types of grapes, they may yield more or less juice. If the end result is too dry, you may cut some grapes in half and add some water to the pan. If the end result is too juicy, take the grapes and sausages out of the pan using a slotted spoon and reduce the liquid in the pan over high heat until it reaches a syrupy consistency.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (190g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

410

Fat

26 g

40 %

Saturated 7.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

37 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

800 mg

33 %

Carbohydrate

33 g

11 %

Fibre

3 g

12 %

Sugars

27 g

Protein

14 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

7 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

12 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¾ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 2
Meat and Alternatives 1 ½
Fats 5

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Members' Reviews

77 Reviews (71 with rating only ) 80% would make this recipe again
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sonofapreacherman
april 18, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

A wonderful meal! I mixed two different kinds of sausages (spicy and mild) and it was delicious! Easy to make and my guests enjoyed it!

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annemcdougall
january 29, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I made a vegetarian version for the two vegetarians in my family and it was delicious! It just needs a bit more liquid in the vegie version. The meat eaters loved theirs as well.

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ositalinguista
july 16, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

I was super skeptical about this, but I absolutely loved it. It was really easy to make - and I'd never thought of boiling the sausage for a bit before slicing it, which changed sausage cooking forever for me! I used these huge grapes that I'd got at the farmer's market, but forgot they had seeds. The amount of time it takes to bring the sausages to boil + simmer time is exactly the amount of time it takes to de-seed to cups of huge grapes. Next time, will use seedless like the recipe says. Otherwise, it was really, really fantastic. Loved it!

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natsimon
april 30, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Loved it. Great way to get your kids to eat healthy.

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misti9865
june 21, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

The sweetness of the fruit is a nice compliment to the sausage.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Italian

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sonofapreacherman
april 18, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

A wonderful meal! I mixed two different kinds of sausages (spicy and mild) and it was delicious! Easy to make and my guests enjoyed it!

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annemcdougall
january 29, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I made a vegetarian version for the two vegetarians in my family and it was delicious! It just needs a bit more liquid in the vegie version. The meat eaters loved theirs as well.

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ositalinguista
july 16, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

I was super skeptical about this, but I absolutely loved it. It was really easy to make - and I'd never thought of boiling the sausage for a bit before slicing it, which changed sausage cooking forever for me! I used these huge grapes that I'd got at the farmer's market, but forgot they had seeds. The amount of time it takes to bring the sausages to boil + simmer time is exactly the amount of time it takes to de-seed to cups of huge grapes. Next time, will use seedless like the recipe says. Otherwise, it was really, really fantastic. Loved it!

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