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Franks 'n' sauces

Franks 'n' sauces

Chipotle-Dijon mayonnaise:

2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce,

drained, finely chopped

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

3 cloves garlic, minced

Freshly ground pepper

Horseradish creme sauce:

1/2 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste

Freshly ground pepper

Citrus mustard:

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons orange marmalade

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon each: lime juice, grated orange zest

Sausages:

2 packages (8 links) fully cooked, flavored chicken or pork sausage

Makes 48 pieces.

1. Combine all ingredients for each sauce in separate medium bowls; cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Heat large skillet or grill pan over medium heat; cook sausage, turning occasionally, until fully cooked, 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat; slice on the bias into bite-size pieces. Serve with dipping sauces.

Nutritional information per serving: 65 calories, 76 percent of calories from fat, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 8 mg cholesterol, 2 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 211 mg sodium, no fiber.

Caramelized-onion dip:

1 tablespoon each: olive oil, butter

2 each, peeled, sliced: yellow onions, red onions

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 cup each: goat cheese, creme fraiche

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Makes 32 servings.

1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet. Add the onions, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and pepper to taste; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are caramelized, 20-30 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar, stirring up browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

2. Combine the onions with the goat cheese, creme fraiche, thyme, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Stir, allowing the warm onions to help melt the goat cheese. Cover; refrigerate 2-12 hours. Let stand before serving to slightly soften.

Nutritional information per tablespoon: 44 calories, 70 percent of calories from fat, 3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 2 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 99 mg sodium, no fiber.

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