Known for fine food, cruise lines have a keen focus on the culinary arts. Hosting guests behind the scenes on some ships to see a full scale production kitchen in action is a popular option for some cruise travelers. Others like to buy cookbooks authored by cruise line chefs, attend their lectures and demonstrations or just eat their food. Checking in with Viking River Cruises, we have a recipe and video for Bratwurst that fits right in with summer cookout plans.
“Bratwurst is one of Germany‘s finest culinary contributions,”says Viking River Cruises on its website. “Come with Karine Hagen to Nuremberg, where she tastes several bratwurst varieties with traditional accompaniments—breads and pretzels, sauces, side dishes and of course beer. Then try this simple recipe for bratwurst cooked with beer for your next summer gathering. ”
5 good-quality bratwurst sausages
Pilsner beer, enough to cover bratwurst in a pan
2 large onions, halved, peeled and sliced
1 pat butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine bratwurst, beer and onions in a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat. Allow to stand at least 30 minutes.
Remove bratwurst from beer, strain onions and discard beer. Heat a saucepan over moderate heat (this can be done on the grill) add butter and onions and cook until just browned. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Grill bratwurst until nice grill marks have formed and sausage is warmed through.
Place brats on buns, garnish with onions, add condiments according to your tastes. Best enjoyed with gourmet mustard and homemade sauerkraut.
Makes 5 servings.