SAUSAGE MAKING......

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  1. chefbillyb

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    Fall time on the farm is processing the pigs that have had a great life on the pasture. We had one pig over 400 lbs and one over 300 lbs, needless to say we are knee deep in pork. I live in the Pacific Northwest this isn't the best area for great sausage so we make our own. When it comes to flavor, sausage hits all the senses. IMHO, if a sausage has to much heat, it masks all the other flavors. I like a sausage with a bit of heat and full of flavor. The two sausages I show here are made with 2/3 pork, 1/3 beef with a 70/30 meat to fat ratio. We had two Chefs, a Butcher, and a friend that used to work on a pork processing production line. It's nice to have all this quality help, most people aren't so lucky. We processed all this meat in less than four hours, without breaking a sweat...........If you have a KitchenAid mixer at home, you can do this.....ChefBillyB



     
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  2. lagom

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    Nice
     
  3. kaiquekuisine

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    I got hungry <_< now i crave portuguese linguiça , thanx for that XD 

    Nice sausages btw :p
     
  4. alaminute

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    that is mother loving AWESOME!! Im totally jealous. Gorgeous. Are you doing any charcuterie?
     
  5. chefbillyb

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    Right now I'm working with sausage, IMHO, there is nothing like a great sausage with a good char from the grill. We also have Hams. This is one of the hams from the pig that's hanging in the above pictures. I would like to work on Salami and other dry cured meats, We processed a 1400 lb steer that we hung the sides for 28 days to get a dry age.

    KaiqueKuisine: I was thinking the same time, Portuguese sausage sounds great. I'll make some next week and post some pictures. When I'm in Hawaii I have it most mornings..............



    Next years Hams and sausage..........born 6 weeks ago

     
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  6. butzy

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    Awesome Billy, and had a good giggle!
    I have been making sausages a coupl times now, but nothing in the scale you are working with
     
  7. chefbillyb

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    Butzy, Thx, what is the sausage of choice in your neck of the woods ???????????? I'm lucky to have a small farm to raise my own animals. If a person lives in the inner city they can also buy gnd pork and make their own breakfast sausage and favorite links. .........Take care.................Bill
     
  8. butzy

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    Without doubt, the favourite sausage around here is boerewors, basically a South African traditional fresh sausage.

    I haven't tried my hands on that one yet, so far I have made some breakfast sausages, Italian hot sausage, and a Mexican chorizo.

    All with store bought pork roast, which I cut up, grind and stuff just with the grinder and sausage attachment.

    I have just ordered a sausage stuffer and some different sizes grinder plates.....
     
  9. chefbillyb

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    Butzy, the boerewors sound good, let me know what you used and how you made them. I get a lot of what I like in a sausage from a Italian sausage. These are a few of our Gilts saying hello to our Boar. The boars name is li'l piggy, needless to say he is spoiled rotten from my little girl and wife. When he was a piglet he got hurt from our 700 lb boar during feeding, you don't fool around with pigs when its feeding time. Li'l piggy is in his glory now, he had a bunch of girls on pasture with him this summer, he had his work cut out for him. All the gilts will have piglets soon, the 6 I showed earlier were from him courting the gals...........

     
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    Look at all that happy flesh :) kudos chef, youre living the dream man. Eat your heart out dan barber
     
  11. chefbillyb

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    This is the bacon from the larger pig. We don't raise the pigs for the bacon, this was a happy site.
     


    This cooked up real nice, smokey, nice amount of salt nice clean crisp flavor.

     
    This is the Jowl, we will see how this is later. You eat this section while your sitting around Chewingthefat...........
     
     
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    Very nice.....Nothing like having friends who work the soil and sea and reward us with the fruits of their labors.What a pretty meat to fat ratio!!
     
  13. chefbillyb

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    Butzy, I am thinking about doing some Boerewors sausage, I figure you to be the expert on this one. I picked a random recipe off the web, are there any tips or recommendations that you would have in making this sausage ?????.................Thanks................ChefBillyB

    Boerewors Ingredients · 3 lb beef · 3 lb pork · 1 lb bacon · ½ cup red wine vinegar · 1 clove garlic · 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce · 3 to 3 ½ oz sausage casing · 2 tbsp salt · 1 tsp ground pepper · 2 tbsp ground coriander · ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg · ½ tsp ground dried thyme · ½ tsp ground allspice · ¼ tsp ground cloves - See more at: http://africhef.com/Boerewors-Recipe.html#sthash.oeIv0fLq.dpuf
     
  14. butzy

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    That doesn't sound like a bad recipe at all!

    The bacon is not something I have seen in a lot of recipes, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

    The main ingredient that I see coming back in every boerewors recipe is coriander.

    The one I normally buy (ashamed to say I am not yet making it myself /img/vbsmilies/smilies/blushing.gif) is lightly spiced with coriander, nutmeg and thyme.

    Here is the link to a site that has some interesting recipes: http://lpoli.50webs.com/Sausage recipes.htm

    I like Nigel's boerewors recipe on that page, but again haven't made it yet.

    Another one that sounds interesting is here: http://winemag.co.za/recipes/south-africas-culinary-icon-boerewors/

    Traditionally when they cook it here, they cook it quite slow. Brown it slightly first, then simmer with a bit of water till the water evaporates and the wors is browned, but only just done.

    I like them a bit more well-done, but then I am not a South African.

    Good luck and let us know how the recipe works out!
     
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    What breed? I get them mixed up. Durocs are brown, Yorkshires are pink (hairless?), Berkshires are black with white feet, then I forget the rest.
     
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     Butzy, I'll be making some sausage around the Holidays, thx for the help..................Bill
     
  17. chefbillyb

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    L4B, all I can tell you is, they are shires. Crossed so many times, who knows.
     
  18. butzy

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    Did you manage to make that boerewors you were planning to make?

    And how did it turn out?

    I will be making some just for home consumption in the near future....