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Grilling: Spicy Mango Chicken Sausage

I've been a bad sausage maker this year. While I was super excited to get a five-pound vertical sausage stuffer for my birthday back in January—finally saying goodbye to the KitchenAid stuffer, which, like any screw-driven stuffer doesn't work very well—I somehow went a full eight months without making one link. Oh, the shame.

It figures that I finally get back on the wagon only after prime grilling season is over, but this spicy mango chicken sausage I devised was well worth the wait.

To get the most intense mango flavor, I used dried mango (Philippines-grown only in my house) then matched it with cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno for a kick of heat.

Against the light taste of the chicken, the sweetness of the mango stood out, with the jalapeno lending a pleasing, mild heat. Altogether it was a really nice mixture of flavors that made a bright, fresh, and fruity link.

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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