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Cranberry Orange Sausage...

post #1 of 12
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I had a few pounds of ground pork left over from my last sausage making adventure that I had to use up, so I went for a cranberry, cherry and orange breakfast sausage. Yeah I know it sounds odd, but what the heck, you never know till ya try it.
I took some dried cranberries and some maraschino cherries and chopped them up. (In hind sight I should have chopped them finer, the pieces were a little large for the 22mm casings) added fresh orange zest and mixed in some concentrated frozen orange juice. The only spices were salt and white pepper.
I stuffed it all into sheep casings and poached then in 180° water till they got to 160° internal. The meat had been in the frig for a couple days so I wanted to cook them up, plus this also makes them a brown and serve sausage.
Stuffed and ready for the warm water bath;

poached and ready for the frying pan;

and encase you never seen a cooked sausage here's some ready for eating;

Considering I had no clue where I was going with this recipe they are pretty good. I think they could use some more spice of some kind but I’m still not sure what would work with this mix. But that’s what I love about sausage making is the trail and error and eating your mistakes.
Thanks for checking out my sausage.
post #2 of 12
From the recipe it sounds like they'd be good. Can they be flash frozen and sent to friends?? Like for example to Canada? Just wondering. PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #3 of 12
The sausage looks and sounds good, Dan. Sage might be a good addition for next time. smile.gif
post #4 of 12
Good looking sausage, Dan. I'll go along with what Dawn said. Maybe a little sage would perk it up a little.
post #5 of 12
I'm going out th other side and I think some heat would work better Dan maybe alittle cayenne pepper it combat the sweet of the fruit would make a banger of a sausage. I saw your Qview and I was glad when you stopped at the cooked sausage I thought you mite have been going for the next step like after eating.
Oh thats bad thats really bad.
post #6 of 12
Looks great! Interesting combination of fruits. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 12
Great job there Dan!!! I know I keep saying I can't wait to make my first batch of sausage, but... I can't freaking wait!
post #8 of 12
Looks Great...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #9 of 12
LOL....Sounds like a winner!!!
post #10 of 12
Interesting mix Dan,and ya I think sage also for a breakfast sausage,heck like you say it's all fun playing with it.
post #11 of 12
Looks good Dan interesting combo of ingredients
post #12 of 12
Well I'm certainly throwing points your way.
Nothing better than experimenting and I gotta say that was a really interesting experiment you did.
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