Merguez Sausage with Black Olive Mayo, Harrisa Carrot Slaw and Feta, Lemony Swiss Chard with Fried Olives, Capers and Garlic

I received a gift certificate from Pastaworks for Christmas. While I was there, I picked up some Merguez Sausage and decided to do the Merguez Sausage with Black Olive Mayo, Harrisa Carrot Slaw and Feta again. I thought the Lemony Swiss Chard with Fried Olives, Capers and Garlic would be a good side.

But, as they say on Mythbusters – “Failure is always an option”. And this week, I failed spectacularly. I put the sausage on the grill, and then went back in house to finish up the chard. I was only inside for about 4 minutes when I heard a loud “BOOM”. I looked outside, and the grill was a raging fire. Luckily, my fire extinguisher was handy (thanks Alton Brown). So, the sandwiches you see there in that photo are vegetarian.

If you ever have to use a fire extinguisher on your grill, this link tells you how to clean up the mess.

I’m taking next week off from my culinary pursuits…

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I decided to go with a bottle of Oude Desay from De Garde Brewing.

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