I didn't have a definitive recipe to go by. I found recipes on the internets that called for red wine or tomatoes or all sorts of other stuff, but I ended up using this Epicurious recipe.
I added five Italian sausage links to 2 tablespoons of hot oil and let them turn this incredibly appetizing shade of gray (ick).
When they seemed adequately browned, I added green peppers, red peppers and red onions. BTW, Sean started crying the second he sliced into the red onion. It was pretty tragic. I let that cook for a little while, turning and re-turning the links and tossing the peppers and onions around. I also added oregano, basil, two cloves of minced garlic and salt and pepper. Eventually, I felt satisfied.
So I took the links out. Mistake. They were still pink in the middle and basically had to be cooked until they looked burnt on the outside. This is one of many times I wished I had a grill.
We decided to eat on our little porch and it was a lovely, hearty summer meal. I paired mine with Magic Hat #9, which I thought would be awesome, but for some reason, was not. Does anyone have a beer they would recommend to pair with something this spicy?
Also, in case anyone is curious, the adorable dragonfly votive is from Ten Thousand Villages.