Published On: Mon, Jul 9th, 2018

Mix things up at your next summer cookout

Sausage and grilled vegetable pasta

3/4 lb (375 g) orecchiette or other short pasta

Ricardo’s recipe serves 6.
Ricardo’s recipe serves 6.  (Ricardo)

1 lb (450 g) asparagus, trimmed

2 zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch (1/2-cm) thick slices

3 Italian sausages, blanched and cut in half lengthwise

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7 oz (200 g) Saint-Raymond de Portneuf cheese, or other washed-rind soft cheese, rind removed, diced

1/4 cup (10 g) chopped fresh basil

3 green onions, chopped

Grated zest and juice of 1 lime

Preheat the grill, setting the burners on high. Oil the grate.

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Keep 1 cup (250 mL) of the cooking water aside. Drain and oil the pasta lightly. Return the pasta to the pot. Set aside.

Oil the asparagus and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper.

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Grill the vegetables and sausages. Slice the sausages and cut the asparagus into chunks. Set aside.

In the pot with the pasta, add the reserved cooking water and cheese. Stir to combine until the cheese has melted. Add the vegetables, sausages, basil, green onions, and lime zest and juice. Reheat, if necessary. Adjust the seasoning. Serves 6.

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Mix things up at your next summer cookout