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: sautéed greens with garlic

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.

Makes 6 main-course servings