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Toulouse Sausage recipe

Toulouse Sausage

We recommend that you fire up your grill using only the best charcoal and wood to give your grilled foods taste remarkable. Keep in mind that a single sausage link will feed up to 4 people if you slice the link into1-inch thick slices. You can follow this handy recipe for Toulouse sausage or buy them already made at specialty French import shops. Here's how to make your sausage grill up just right:
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Toulouse sausage sliced into 1-inch rounds (or moredepending on each person)
  • 9 Cups baby spinach (organic spinach stuffed into ameasuring cup)
  • ¼ Cup of chicken broth (low sodium variety)
  • 1 Large Lemon (zested)
  • 1 Large Lemon (juiced after being zested)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1-2 Tablespoon garlic (freshly minced)- Optional


  • Prepping your ingredients
    Start with your outdoor grill that will serve as your cooking surface. You want to use a cast iron griddle so that any liquid that comes out of your sausage will become extra flavoring for your broth sauté. Place your griddle onto the direct heat to get the best sear on your sausage. As it starts to grill and melt away the fatty juices, you can flip each of them to get a great crust that fries them evenly and quickly.
    After this, you want to move your griddle to medium heat and add your chicken stock. If you want to have more garlic flavor you can now add freshly minced garlic. Toulouse sausage already has a lot of garlic, but an extra tablespoon or two won't hurt this recipe much at all. Give this a little stir and then add your lemon zest and juice followed by your baby spinach leaves. Now cover the griddle and let this simmer for 5 minutes.
    After this, you can remove the cover and let the remaining steam boil off. Move your griddle to the indirect side so the remaining steam vents away. At this point, you want to give this a taste so you can determine if you need to add extra salt or pepper. Mix the entire mixture by tossing the spinach and sausage together and serve this on a plate. This will make 4 equal servings or two very-hearty larger servings.
  • Serving sides
    One great added side dish to this is freshly baked cornbread, which isn't typically your local French recipe either. You can slice a fresh baguette into thin slices and grill them with a bit of butter and garlic basted on top. Alternatively, you can dip these slices into the liquid left-over in your griddle and grill this directly on your BBQ to toast them up. If you want to give your bread a little smoky flavor, you can also close the lid for a minute or so.
    The best wine to add to this recipe is always going to be a wide range. If you enjoy red wine you can always choose a good merlot or cabernet sauvignon. There is also chardonnay if you prefer white wine that goes well with Toulouse sausage. If you prefer very good red wines, the best choices are often from Napa Valley, while Australian white wine has been getting rave reviews recently. Of course, you can never go wrong with any red or white French wines.
Keyword french, healthy bbq,, sausage