Whether you are using charcoal grill or gas grill you must know how to BBQ sausages while preparing barbecue dishes for you and your family and friends. In fact fresh BBQ sausages are not processed when you are ready to cook them. They must be prepared in advance so that you can cook them thoroughly before eating them. Your barbecue sausages should burst from inside with clear juices and crispy from their outside when cooked perfectly on any of the grills.
You can BBQ sausages in two different methods one is partly boiling the sausages before grilling them and the other is direct grilling the sausages. Both of these methods are briefly described here under to let you know how to BBG sausages.
Method 1: Direct grilling of sausages
This method can be used to cook sausages as soon as you make or buy them. These sausages can be stored in refrigerator for 2-3 days but if you want to retain them for long then they should be stored in the freezer.
In this method you should sear the sausages by placing directly on the grill to give them flavour and brown their skin at moderate temperature. You can brown or deep brown them by turning them frequently by tongs but their skin should not burn or blacken.
You can put and cover them on a spot on the grill where they can receive indirect heat before ensuring that they are perfectly cooked by using meat thermometer.
Method 2: Partly boiling the sausages before grilling
In this method before grilling the sausage links they are boiled for 10-15 minutes. This process, parboiling sausages, simplifies the grilling of the barbecue sausages by reducing their grilling time. You can keep them ready for grilling by parboiling them in advance.
For parboiling your sausage links you will have to put a heavy pan on your gas or charcoal stove and add water into the pan to cover the sausage links completely. In order to give unique combination of taste you can also use beef or chicken stock, wine or beer instead of water. You can use garlic, onion or any other seasoning of your choice, if you are using water for this purpose.
Then lower the heat once the water starts boiling and maintain its temperature to boiling point until the greying of the sausages.
The parboiled sausage should either be wrapped to store them in refrigerator before grilling them up to 2 days or grilled slowly to brown at a suitable spot on the grill. Frozen par-boiled sausages can be grilled even after 2-3 months.
In order to make all of their sides brown you will have to turn the links frequently on the grill using tongs. But tongs should be used carefully as they can puncture the sausages and juices inside them will spill away. In order to ensure proper cooking of the sausages you can use meat thermometer. Their internal temperature should be 65 degrees Celsius (150 degree F) if they are cooked with pork but if they are cooked with poultry then their temperature should not be less than 70 degrees CelsiusÂ (160 degree F).
Thus barbecue sausages can be grilled at any type of stove, gas or charcoal.
An now you know two simple wholesome methods for how to BBQ Sausages