Grilled Potato, Fennel, and Bratwurst Salad

This easy summer or fall salad is tossed in a bright citrus-y dressing balanced by the peppery arugula. The grilled Butcher's Select Bratwurst and potatoes make it hearty enough to be a complete meal. It is the perfect side to replace the traditional creamy potato salad at your next picnic. 

PREP TIME: 40 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
YIELD: 3-4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 cups or 680g gem potatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 pkg Butcher Select Bratwurst
  • avocado oil or other neutral oil
  • 1 head fennel, sliced and fronds set aside
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups packed arugula

Orange Mustard Dressing

  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ½ orange, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp grainy dijon
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add sliced potatoes in a large pot and cover with water and season well with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 10 minutes or until partially cooked.
  2. In the meantime, preheat bbq or grill. And in a large serving bowl, combine all Orange Mustard Dressing ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, add par cooked potatoes, fennel, and red onions. Lightly drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss well.
  4. Grill bratwurst on one side of the grill for 6-8 minutes or until golden and crisp. Once done, cut sausage on a diagonal and add to the serving bowl.
  5. On the other side of the grill, add a grill basket or vegetable grate. Add potato, fennel, and red onions. Grill for 8-12 minutes or until nicely golden.
  6. Add vegetables directly to the serving bowl. And toss while hot in dressing.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes or until just warm before mixing in arugula and fennel fronds. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Fennel Fronds are the leafy part of the fennel plant. They are full of the licorice-like flavour just like the fennel bulb. Instead of tossing them away, use them to garnish any dish you cook with fennel.

Special equipment: BBQ Basket

Grilled Potato, Fennel, Bratwurst Salad

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