Just tried a variation on my breakfast sausage recipe.
My standard recipe is:
8 oz. salt
2 oz. black pepper
1 oz. sage
mix together thoroughly and measure out ½ oz. of sausage seasoning mix per 1 lb. of meat.
To modify the recipe for lower salt, the one thing I did not want to do is to change the proportions of ingredients to each other as it could throw off the balance between salt, pepper and sage, so i reduced the amount of total seasoning added. Instead of ½ oz. per pound of meat I reduced it to 1/3 oz. per pound of meat, Then, instead of using pork butt @ approx. 85% leaned out product I bought 3 - 1lb. rolls of 85% lean ground turkey instead, so I used 1 oz. of seasoning to 3 lbs. of ground turkey. I mixed the sausage seasonings into the ground turkey adding about 4 oz. of water to get it to mix evenly, then did a fry test. The flavor was quite good, more than seasoned enough, in fact the next test I will reduce it to ¼ oz. of seasoning per pound of meat! My wife sampled it and it met her approval! Trying to have my cake and eat it too (er... sausage that is.. lol!)