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How To Make Sujuk | Spicy Turkish Sausage

Sujuk, also known as sucuk, is the Turkish version of Italian salami. It is a spicy, dry sausage that's usually made with beef, garlic, sumac, and red pepper.  Sujuk has a long history. It is believed to have been invented in Turkey around 1000BC although the exact date is unknown. If you'd like to find out more about some of the oldest sausage in the world be sure to check out my article which [...]

How to Make Jaternice & What To Serve With It

Jaternice, also known as hurka, is Czech sausage made from pork meat, offal and cooked rice. Traditionally, Jaternice was made during zabíjačka, an annual event that revolved around slaughtering a pig. However, Jaternice can be made at any time of year and it doesn't even need to be made into sausage. Using the recipe below, you can also be prepared made into a porridge that is delicious fried and then served with vegetables - [...]

How to Make Sai Oua – Spicy Thai Sausage

Northern Thai Sausage (AKA Sai Oua) is a pork sausage originating from the mountains of Chiang Mai. It's a popular snack throughout Thailand, Burma and Laos and has a burst of flavor from the inclusion of hot, spicy seasoning combining with the freshness of lemongrass. Sai Oua is a vibrant looking sausage thanks to it's herbs and spices. To make an authentic version, you don't want  to grind the spices too finely - they're what [...]

How to Make Cumberland Sausage

If there's one thing the Brits know, it's sausage. They're a favorite dish for many in the U.K. and that has led to a wide variety of delicious flavors. As you have probably already guessed, Cumberland sausage heralds from Cumberland in England. They've been making them since the 1500's - plenty of time to perfect the taste! Cumberland sausage is a favorite here at Italian Barrel. Thanks to its high pork content you get [...]

How to Make Merguez

Making homemade Merguez is well worth the effort. This sausage originated from North Africa and it's characteristic red meat is bursting with flavor thanks to some heavy seasoning. Centuries ago, Merguez was made with lamb and then dried. This offered a portable source of protein that could withstand the warm temperatures. For extra reading, check out my article on the history of sausage, which includes Merguez. If you crave all things hot, add a teaspoon [...]

How to Make Kabanosy | Recipe Plus Extra Tips and Useful Info

Kabanosy is a hugely popular Polish sausage. Many would argue it's the best stick of meat you can eat. Its popularity has been maintained over the decades thanks to its hearty, warm, full-of-flavour characteristics. It also has an impressive shelf life in ambient conditions, thanks to it's drying process. The name, Kabanosy, stems from the nickname "kabanek" which is given to a fat pig still in its infancy. Interesting, considering that this sausage is [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Italian Sausage | Includes Illustrated Steps

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Italian sausage. On one page. So you want to learn how to make Italian sausage, or salsiccia as they call it in Italy? Great idea. It's hard to beat the delicious taste and texture of a homemade sausage. This isn't your average how-to guide. The is the ultimate illustrated guide! With this page, you're armed and ready to dive into making Italian sausage. Let's [...]

How to Pair Sausage with Beer Like a German God

In the garden of Eden, beer and sausage walk hand in hand. They are a happy match of salt, fat, hops, and sweet notes all rolled into one meal. There’s a good reason that over 140,000 pork sausage pairs are sold at Oktoberfest each year. It tastes good. Did you know that some combinations of beer and sausage work better than others? It’s not that we think there are bad combinations [...]

How to Make Sausage Gravy – Southern Style | Authentic Recipe

Sausage gravy is one of those comfort foods that is surprisingly easy to make. It's a classic Southern dish served up for breakfast with buttermilk biscuits. The meal really isn't complete without eggs, bacon, fried up potatoes and sautéed spinach. It's not the healthiest breakfast you can put into your body. But hey, we won't tell anyone. Everything in moderation right? Follow this recipe to make silky smooth, melt in your mouth breakfast fare. [...]

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