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Thai Sai Ua

73saint

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I had some pork (about 10lbs) that was thawed and I needed to do something with it, so I decided I wanted some fresh sausages. Been on a Thai food kick, and been wanting to try Sai Ua.
For reference I watched a few videos, but settled on .
I didn’t expect to find everything I needed locally, but I got lucky. Found everything I needed in one little store, and one of their employees was nice enough to shop with me, finding everything on my list for me...how nice!?

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I started out with about 10lbs of pork, then my ingredients which were very unique ingredients like lemongrass, kaffir lime, galangal, turmeric, Thai chilis, fish sauce and shrimp paste.
I followed the recipe to the letter, but had to increase the amounts quite a bit, as the two guys recipe was only for a pound or 2 of meat. Well after making my paste, I got a little nervous. Paste smelled wonderful but was overwhelming to the taste.

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fresh lemongrass and turmeric. Never used either before...

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Ground up all my fresh chili’s. 79BE8569-27DA-429E-8CAA-049323DC2D2D.jpeg
Used kaffir lime leaves and the zest of one kaffir lime.
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so at the last minute and decided to make a simple breakfast sausage with half of the meat and the Sai Ua with the other half. Froze half the seasoning blend, so if it was a total disaster I wouldn’t be too upset.
Well once I mixed the seasoning and fried up a piece, I got excited. The flavors were insanely good! I am so happy with this sausage. It’s super spicy, slightly sweet, gorgeous colors, lemony, umami, just so unique.

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If you like Thai flavors, and feel like venturing out, I highly recommend trying Sai Ua.
 

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73S, Intriguing ingredients for your sausage, sounds and looks delicious!
 

indaswamp

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Very Nice! Good to see you back in the kitchen Rob! I'll keep this one in mind next time I make some salami. Be a good way to utilize all the class 2 and 3 trim meat I always have leftover.
 
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Have to make it. I'm always in for the different than the locals meals. Thanks for the introduction to this sausage. 🍻

John
 

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I have the Turmeric and Lemon Grass in the freezer. Fish Sauce is a staple in my kitchen. I need the Galangal and Kaffir Lime Leaf. I have to order online as the closest Asian Grocery is 85 miles away.
The sausage looks and sounds great...JJ
 

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