ITALIAN SAUSAGE WITH RED GRAPES
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lb sweet Italian sausage (about 12 3- to 4-inch links)
2 lb seedless red grapes…stemmed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Accompaniment: sautÃ© greens with garlic or onions sautÃ© with garlic and bell peppers.
Heat olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook sausages, turning over once, until well browned, about 8 minutes total. Add grapes and cook, stirring occasionally, until sausages are cooked through and grapes are softened, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
6 main-course servings