Recipes


Grilling (Our favorite!)

  • Make sure the Brats are thawed! Get the grill to 450deg (if you don’t have a thermometer set it on MEDIUM)
  • With the lid closed, grill the Brats for 6 minutes each side. We like to turn the grill down a touch at this point to a LOW/MEDIUM setting. (This will vary with grills)
  • The Bratwurst will be done when you cut inside and don’t see any of the pink coloration from raw pork. Also, we recommend using a meat thermometer deep inside the product to guarantee the correct temperature of 165 degrees according to industry experts.
  • While your Brats are on the grill, place a pan along side them with cooked onions and sweet peppers bathed in your favorite beer. When the Brats are ready, you can bath them in the beer while you are cooking more! And your onions, peppers and Brats will stay warm.

"Crab Bratwurst Grilling Tips"

Setting the grill on low temperature and leaving the lid open will slow cook your bratwurst. Slow cooking and frequent rolling of your crab brat
keeps the casings intact and "locks"
that crab flavor inside!

Simmering –

  • Make sure the Brats are thawed!
  • Place enough water (beer can be added as well) in a pan to submerge the
    bratwurst half way, and 2 Tablespoons of butter. Get the water simmering. Submerge the brats for approximately 5 to 6 minutes each side. Cover the pan while leaving a small vent space, while cooking.
  • The Bratwurst will be done when you cut inside and don’t see any of the pink coloration from raw pork. Also, we recommend using a meat thermometer deep inside the product to guarantee the correct temperature of 165 degrees according to industry experts.

    A little mustard and a potato roll and ……… (Momma always said it’s rude to smack your lips while eating, but she’ll make an exception when your eating Crab Flavored Bratwurst!) Lip Smacking Good!

Crab Bratwurst and Shrimp Boil–

  • 1 - 20oz pack of Chesapeake Bay Bratwurst ®
  • 8 - cups water
  • 3/4 - cup (your favorite crab seasoning)
  • 1 - sweet onion cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 - pounds of red potatoes
  • 10 - half ears of corn
  • 1 - pound peeled shrimp

    Grill the Crab Bratwurst enough to brown the outside then cut in half.
    In large pot, bring water,seasoning,onion to a boil. Add potato and bratwurst, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

    Add corn, cover and cook for 5 minutes, Add shrimp, cover and cook 5 minutes. Make sure the brats are done (160 degrees inside) and the shrimp is done.

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    "D" Shift

Beer Bath Recipe –
Preparing a beer bath for your Chesapeake Bratwurst is a great way to keep your brats warm and moist during those long weekend cookouts. It also frees up the cook to enjoy the cookout. An added bonus, the beer adds a little extra flavor to the onions. To prepare a beer bath, I use Vidalia onions, butter, beer and a throw away aluminum pan. First, I sauté the onions in butter until they soften. I use a half of stick of butter per onion. After the onions are completed, I add the beer and onions to my aluminum pan. Use enough beer to nearly submerge your brats. Remember that the beer will cook off during the day and more beer may need to be added for those extra long cook outs that go late into the night. I like to place my beer bath on the grill when I place my first brats over the fire. This will guarantee that the beer bath will be hot when your brats are done cooking. With the beer bath in place, the cook can be free to enjoy the cookout and his guest can enjoy a hot Chesapeake Bratwurst anytime during the cookout.

- Submitted by Rusty Hallock, Flyway Manager, Avery Pro-Staff www.AveryOutdoors.com / Zink Call Pro-Staff www.ZinkCalls.com

Bratwurst Skillet –
Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bratwurst links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 cups green bell pepper strips
  • 1-1/2 cups red bell pepper strips
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced onions
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite crab seasoning

PREPARATION:

Heat large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add bratwurst; cover and cook about 5 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center. Transfer bratwurst to plate. Cover and keep warm.

2. Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet. Add bell peppers, onions, and crab seasoning. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3. Combine bratwurst and vegetables. Serve immediately.
- Submitted by Amber Spence of Esuredesign.com.

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