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Make your own sausage?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bigjbear, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Z3PR post about chilli got me thinking about food. Over the past year I've become more intrested in Spanish (NOT Mexican) food. I've allways liked things like Chorizo and Empanada, but lately I've been making more lesser known stuff.

    That lead me to make my own Chorizo (Spanish sausage-intrestingly it is pronounced differently in Spain: chor-D-though, and Mexico: chor-EZ-so). I looked at some old family recipies and came up w/ my own blend. It came out great. Then I had to make a milder version for my kids :doah: The best part is I know *exactily* what is in it since I start w/ a solid chunck of pork.

    So anyone else make their own? I'll post my recipe if anyone wants to see it. Feel free to post your's if you want to.

    I'm off to open a bottle of Rioja (Spanish wine) & cook up some sasuage.
     
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    most people i know the only sausage they make is breakfast sausage from a deer they killed.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    My mom and step-dad do that. Not just breakfast sasuage though. They also make some and smoke it.
     
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    ask mofugly he hunts a lot, look in the great outdoors forum lots of info there
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I dug up some pics from the sasuage (chroizo) we made in January:

    freshly ground and seasoned pork

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    Me stuffing it into the casing

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    1st sample to check the flavor

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    wife w/ the finished links

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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Paella

    ...and just for fun a pic of some paella (pie-A-y)

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    If 'member right, SOME old-world Spanish is like this ... Castillans (said "cath-TE-yans") have that odd lisp, which would make chorizo sound very odd indeed. But other regions have more, well, Mexican-ish pronounciation.

    Now don't get me started about Basques ... imagine Spanish spoken with a French accent by someone who's angrier than the French, but willing to fight about it =))

    (One of my Spanish teachers in school was of Basque heritage ... odd, very odd.)

    -- A
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Crazy ain't it. The "Z" sounding like "th" seems more common from Madraid west. Like in Zamora & Salamanca.
     
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    used to help my boss, when I was a teenager working in his grocery store, make sausage. it was fun mixing it up and grinding it. he used the old timey sausage press were you had to turn the crank.

    don't know all the spices we used since it was a mixture he bought by the case. I do know he would make it hot, mild, or add extra sage.
     

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