Chicken Basil sausage...

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by ellymae, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got a grinder stuffer for Christmas and took a shot at sausage today.
    Took a gander at come recipes and setteled on the chicken, basil sausage... here is the q-view...
    The book...

    Ready for the grinder.

    Out of the stuffer....

    I have some that didn't make it into casing so I will use that tonight with some pasta...

    Thanks for looking - hope it tastes as good as it looks.
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man I bet those are going to taste awesome. I need to get that book.
  3. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks great. The last shot .....MMMMMMMM.
  4. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I rolled the loose meat into mini-sausages and sauteed them in some EVOO.

    I made a simple sauce using this... some garlic and fresh basil...

    My dinner...

    It was a little salty on the backend, which was interesting. I don't use much salt when cooking, so I may be mote sensitive to that. Next time (and there will be a next time) I will not use as much salt. I think the pork back fat has salt in it too so that probably contributed to the saltyness.
    Even so, these were some of the best sausages I have ever had. It's all I can do to not go up and eat the rest of them. It was a little bit of work, but well worth it.
  5. Man they look nice[​IMG]
  6. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job. Points![​IMG]

    This is one of my favorite recipes from that book. I bought a 40 lb box of chicken thighs and made a butt-load of them 2 summers ago. Everyone I shared them with loved them. Need to make some more this summer.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW now thats some great looking sausage you have Elly. I also being new to the world of sausage I'm tring to come up with new recipes all the time. Now yours looks great and I also like the pasta idea to. We are starting to eat alot more pasta dishes and such with homemade. Have you tried the snack stick yet?? I just sent about 11 lbs to Iraq this past week. Thanks and happy sausage makin.
  8. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    Nice work, looks like it'll taste good! :)
  9. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys! I figured I'd add one last picture of the links cooked. Grilled these up and added a salad.

    This is our first foray into sausage making, but there will be more!
  10. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This looks great. This is your first trip into sausage making?

    WOW, expect to see great things from you!
  11. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, those sound and look like some tasty sausages.

    [​IMG]for the drool factor and for an amazing run right out of the gate.
  12. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those look amazing. A great job for sure.[​IMG][​IMG]:pDT_Ar mataz_01_34:
  13. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    Great job on the sausage and q-view. [​IMG]
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on them suusages! [​IMG]
  15. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome the Ellymae group was happy....
  16. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, Elly. Those look delicious.
  17. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great looking sausages ellymae!!! gonna have to try those!!! thks for sharing [​IMG]
  18. Got the book and love the recipe. will have to wait for my Basil crop. I usually have bunches. Hate to pay for it at the store.
  19. Extremely nice!

  20. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking sausage, Elly! You are definitely hooked now. Looking forward to your next foray into the sausage world.[​IMG]

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