Something about Sausage:
It is said that a food item by name ‘Sausage’ is the term originated from ‘Saussiche’, an Old French word and the Latin word ‘Salsus’, which means – ‘salted’ and it is made by using different kinds of meat such as chicken, beef, veal and/or often pork by mincing along with salt, spices and breadcrumbs, with a skin around and then cooked.
Sausage making is nothing but a logical result of efficient butchery, in fact, a traditional food preservation technique that includes curing, drying, smoking and/or freezing.
The variety of sausages is basically depends upon the usage of different kinds of meat, spices, ingredients, as well as the flavor that the sausages have and over all their manner of preparation.
Barbecuing, broiling and pan-frying are some of the different kinds of Sausage cooking, though some sausages are cooked during processing, thereafter the casing can be removed and Sausages are available in the uncooked state too.
Points about Pork:
Most of us know that there are different kinds of meats available, but the most commonly consumed meat worldwide all over the world is none other than the meat from the domestic pig of which the culinary name is ‘Pork’.
Different varieties of pork are available that can be consumed freshly cooked or preserved and eaten later. So, the preserved ones are known as preserved pork and the shelf life of such pork products can be extended by curing.
There are different varieties in the pork products. If at all, some one wants to know about some kinds of the preserved pork and then they are: Ham, smoked pork, gammon, bacon and sausage.
After going through some of the details about the ‘Sausage’ as well as the ‘Pork’, now it is the time for all of us to enter into the details of a simple, easy but the effective recipe by which you can make your favorite ‘Italian Pork Sausage’ and thereby to enjoy the amazing taste of a very popular Italian dish as well as to have the balanced nutrients with consumption of each serve:
Though there are virtually lots of ‘Italian Pork Sausage’ recipes to choose from, but you have to choose the one that can help you in the preparation of such an imaginatively delicious one out of all others that the most of the guests might not have come across in any of the parties that they have attended till then.
If you follow this process of imagination and creativity, then you as a host can get and make delighted your guests with new flavors and ideas of the delicious ‘Italian Pork Sausage’ and thereby certainly can have a “wow” from your guests as and when they have their very first bite, so that you as a host can be well satisfied.
So, if you too are eager to have such a pleasant hosting experience and then come, join us to know about the recipe for the ‘Italian Pork Sausage’. So, let us move on to get into the detailed process of preparation of an easy, innovative, impressive and perfect version of ‘Italian Pork Sausage’ – one of the delicious and popular Italian dish:
Now, let us go through all the important details about the essential ingredients as well as the time required for preparation and cooking of a classic traditional Italian dish by name ‘Italian Pork Sausage’.
Essential Ingredients for making the delicious and traditional dish by name ‘Italian Pork Sausage’:
Note: This Sausage making process needs enough Hog Casings for 3 Pounds of Sausage, Rinsed and Patted Dry.
01. Sugar: 1 Tablespoon.
02. Fennel Seeds: 2 Tablespoons.
03. Pork Butt: 3 Pounds.
04. Fennel (Ground): 3 Tablespoons.
05. Ground Anise or Nutmeg: 1/4 Teaspoon.
06. Cayenne Pepper (optional): 1/4 Teaspoon.
07. Black Pepper (Freshly Ground): 1 Tablespoon.
08. Crushed Red-Pepper Flakes (optional): 2 Teaspoons.
09. Fine Sea Salt: 1 Tablespoon or according to the Taste.
Note: You have to use 1″ wide strips, chilled to 26 to 28 degrees, if you are grinding your own sausage, otherwise can use Ground Pork.
Now, it’s time to go through the detailed explanation of the step by step process of actually cooking for making the delicious and traditional dish by name ‘Italian Pork Sausage’:
Instructions for making the delicious and traditional dish by name ‘Italian Pork Sausage’:
Step 01: Toast fennel seeds over high heat about 1 minute or until fragrant and to do so use a small skillet and do not forget to keep shaking the pan during this toasting process, so as to avoid the fennel seeds from burning and thereafter take a bowl and transfer the so toasted fennel seeds in it.
Step 02: Then add some other ingredients like ground fennel, salt, black pepper, sugar, nutmeg or anise and also the red-pepper flakes and cayenne pepper, if you are going for hot sausages and stir the whole mixture properly.
Step 03: Start grinding the sausage and pass meat through grinder into a large bowl and you can use the inactive time during this process to mix up the seasoning blend with 1 1/2 ounces water.
Step 04: The next thing to do is to sprinkle the so mixed seasoning blend over the meat and get it distributed evenly and to do so, toss gently the whole thing with hands.
Step 05: Now, it is the time to pass the meat for the second time through the grinder in the same way as done for the first time (If using pre-ground meat, gently toss with seasoning) and then cover bowl and refrigerate until ready to stuff sausages.
Step 06: Then place the meat in a stand mixer fitted with a sausage stuffing attachment and plastic stuffing tube or a sausage stuffer and collect the stuffed sausage by placing a baking sheet or bowl below stuffing tube.
Step 07: Thereafter slide the casing carefully onto the stuffing tube and make sure that 3 inches of casing is left hanging off end of tube.
Step 08: Start cranking sausage meat into casing and make sure that the sausages are neither overstuffed nor understuffed and to do so, simply get the meat moved consistently through the casing by guiding stuffed sausage with one hand and curl the sausage into a coil as and when the casing is stuffed.
Step 09: Then slide remaining casing off tube and tie a knot at both ends as close to the meat as possible, just after all the sausage has been stuffed.
Step 10: Get ready to create links every 4 inches and to do so, just twist sausages so many times, but do not forget to alternate the direction you twist and finally sausages in a re-sealable bag.
That is all! Your favorite, an easy, innovative, impressive and the perfect party dish by name ‘Italian Pork Sausage’ is ready to cook! You can use it straight away up to or before 7 days, but if at all, you want to preserve to use it later and then freeze it, but use it only up to or before 90 days.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s the right time for you and your family as well as the beloved guests invited by you, to enjoy the amazing taste of the delicious Italian dish by name ‘Italian Pork Sausage’, which is prepared and served by you as a mark of all the love and respect that you have towards all of them.
As different people from various regions all over the world may have slightly different choices about the taste and flavor of any food item, one can have some other optional additions to the above mentioned details, be it either the ingredients or cooking time, so that they can enjoy their favorite dish according their individual taste.
All in all, we assure you that a party-perfect ‘Italian Pork Sausage’ Recipe, like the above one, can make you as a host and also your beloved guests well entertained, which can ultimately let you up to enjoy the fruits of the effort that you have put and the commitment you have shown till the end of the party.