Sub-Zero Fresh Pork Sausage Making


Coincidentally, when Allan called me about his blood glut problem, I already had pork from the recent pig-butchering on deck – slated for Rhulman’s ‘Master Pork Sausage’. Truth is, I had purchased a new meat grinder from Halford’s and I wanted to give it a go really badly. So the morning before making all that blood sausage, I was at home making this.

Two notable pieces here for me. First was timing and location. I woke up to -3C, and


6 Responses

  1. Mel says:

    I definitely agree with your decision to not dump a bottle of heavy red in that sausage. All the oak and ripe fruit would totally drown out any subtle nuances in the meat. Your apple wine is probably a fantastic choice. I could see a cool-climate Riesling, Pinot Gris, or unoaked Chardonnay (read: Chablis) also working fairly well.

  2. Mel – absolutely. If it were a beef or game sausage, I’d get the red wine. But it ain’t.

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  4. Ah, you’re three steps ahead of me! We’ll be doing a pig next month and I’m really looking forward to the experience. Thanks for the advice on the apple press. Looks sharp! Now you’ve just plain old tempted me to consider getting more apples just for wine!

  5. So, did you put the red wine in the first batch that is in your freezer. I am understanding you did, but only changed the recipe by halving the garlic. Your post read like poetry to me. I loved the last line “… have something to say about time and place with all the flavors having come from our yard in the late fall.” That grinder I would love to give a whirl at! WHOO-HOO! Good for you, Kevin. I loved making sausage and am all over it. But, I am a garlic fiend. Not, the more garlic the better, but some sausage with intense garlic are a beautiful thing, to me. But, I love subtlety, too. You have such a way with flavour. Of course your local apple wine is superior to a full bodied red with your own butchered pork and home grown herbs and onion. I want to do ours on the 13 of Nov as that is my first free day around here, and I hope to accomplish a few kinds then. What an incredible aroma must be wafting your way when you open those cellar doors… although you did freeze this batch… will you cure the next?

  6. Kevin says:

    All of the fresh sausage [ie, no instacure #2], is either eaten fresh, or frozen to enjoy later. Those that are to be dry-cured are made differently [with the critical instacure #2].
    I look forward to hearing about your experience on the 13th!

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