Turkey Cranberry and Orange Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by danmcg, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't ask me why but for the last few years I've been trying to come up with a good tasting cranberry orange sausage, only to end up with something not as good as I had hoped. Not a failure but not anything to rave about. this year i know of two mistakes I made. one was using dried orange zest from a bottle instead of zest from a fresh orange. I could hardly taste the flavor.  Mistake number 2 was when I thought I had a good mix of seasoning I decided to add some more ginger. BAM.... overpowered everything else.

    Oh well maybe I'll get it right next year.

    The recipe is a combination of a few recipes I found on the web with my own twists.

    Turkey Cranberry and Orange Sausage;

    Turkey Thigh                             2.5 lb's

    Smoked Sweet Bacon             1.4 lb's

    Dryed Cranberries soaked

       in Red Wine                            104 grams

    Salt                                                30

    Sugar                                            14

    Ground sage                                  9

    Dried Orange zest                         9

    White Pepper                                 4.5

    Ginger                                             2

    Ground Cloves                               1.7

    Cinnimon                                        1

    Nutmeg                                           1

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    Thanks for lookin.

    Dan
     
  2. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dan I totally love the flavors of fresh orange zest and ginger. I use it in stir fry dishes. Your sausage looks awesome by the way!
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work, even though it didn't totally work out.  I've found sausage recipes are the toughest to master.  Keep trying, and keep us posted!
     
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking sausage. I wouldnt have the first clue what it would taste like but looks tastey. how did you cook it? did you smoke it, grill it or pan fry it.......................[​IMG]
     
  5. chefdias

    chefdias Newbie

    Do you have any special method to do the sausages?
     
  6. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, this is an old forgotten one. As far as cooking them I would just simmer them in a pan on the stove...Might be good on the grill though.
     
  7. chefdias

    chefdias Newbie

    Thanks for your reply but was not asking for the cooking method, was asking for the making of part
     
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry Chef.
    Nothin fancy here, my typical fresh sausage I mix everything together till it's a sticky paste then stuff into casings (these were 30-32) then I like to refrigerate over night before eating to let the flavors meld together.
    I'd guess I used a medium plate on the grinder. (3/16 - 1/4)
     
  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are they ready yet?!?!  [​IMG]
     
  10. chefdias

    chefdias Newbie

    Thanks for that, I may add garlic to it, love garlic lol
     
  11. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    hey Dan.. It was just yesterday.................
     

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