Turks and Caicos Spiced Grilled Sausage


Turks and Caicos Spiced Grilled Sausage

Island Spice Delight: Grilled Sausage with a Caribbean Twist

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of the Turks and Caicos Islands with this mouthwatering recipe for spiced grilled sausage. Bursting with aromatic spices and a hint of tropical flair, this dish is a delightful fusion of Thai and Caribbean cuisines.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, Low-carb, Keto-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free


While the original Thai Sai ua is typically made with lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, this adaptation for the cuisine of the Turks and Caicos Islands incorporates local Caribbean spices such as turmeric and ginger. The dish is also served with a pineapple salsa, adding a tropical twist to the traditional Thai flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Sai ua, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 24g, 8g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 5g, 3g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, turmeric powder, grated ginger, minced garlic, chopped red chili, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  2. 2.
    Shape the mixture into sausage-shaped patties, approximately 3 inches long and 1 inch thick.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Brush the grill grates with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  5. 5.
    Place the sausage patties on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and have a charred exterior.
  6. 6.
    While the sausages are grilling, prepare the pineapple salsa. In a bowl, combine the diced pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Mix well to combine all the flavors.
  7. 7.
    Once the sausages are cooked, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  8. 8.
    Serve the grilled sausages with a generous spoonful of pineapple salsa on top.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Turmeric — Be cautious while handling turmeric as it can stain surfaces and clothing. Use gloves or wash your hands immediately after handling.
  • Ginger — Choose fresh ginger with smooth skin and a strong aroma. Peel the ginger using a spoon or a peeler before grating.
  • Pineapple — Select a ripe pineapple with a sweet fragrance and golden color. Remove the tough core before dicing.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the sausage mixture.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, remove the seeds from the red chili before chopping.
  • Serve the grilled sausages in warm tortillas with a dollop of sour cream for a Caribbean-inspired taco.
  • If you don't have access to a grill, you can also cook the sausages on a stovetop grill pan or in the oven under the broiler.
  • Experiment with different fruit salsas such as mango or papaya to add variety to the dish.

Serving advice

Serve the Turks and Caicos Spiced Grilled Sausage as a main course alongside a fresh green salad or with a side of coconut rice for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled sausages on a platter and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. Place a small bowl of pineapple salsa in the center for guests to help themselves.