summer food

More delish from Hot Dish country, deep in German Minnesota portrayed in All Your Pretty Dreams! This dish combines two favorites from the region, Kielbasa sausage and homegrown apples. You can make your sausage at home too, if you want. ‘She Likes Kielbasa Polka’ is a real polka tune, in all its naughty glory. When Jonny Knobel’s grandfather requests it at polka mass in the Catholic Church, the family polka band, the Notable Knobels, has no choice but to play it, even if the priest turns pale.

Perfect for a cool autumn evening. Fire up the grill and enjoy.

She Likes Kielbasa & Apple Kabobs

¼ cup sugar

1 tbsp cornstarch

¾ cup cranberry juice

2 tbsp cider vinegar

2 tsp soy sauce

1 pound fully cooked kielbasa, cut into ½-inch pieces

2 Granny Smith apples, cut into thick wedges

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes, or use metal skewers.

In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, stir in cranberry juice, vinegar, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes until thickened.

On skewers, thread sausage, apple, and peppers. Grill uncovered over indirect heat for 8 minutes or until heated through, brushing with glaze and turning.