Wednesday 20 February 2013

Sausage Eaters of the World Unite and Take Over

Sausage eaters of the world
Unite and take over
Sausage eaters of the world
Hand it over
Hand it over
Hand it over 

With apologies to Morrissey and The Smiths from their 1987 song, Shoplifters of the World Unite. The great irony is Morrissey is of course a great advocate for being vegetarian.

Check out this initiative from another excellent sausage blog, Rate my Sausage. Join this group on Facebook with Sizzlin’ Sausage Saturday, scheduled for the weekend of 15-17 March.

The horse meat fiasco has not affected this part of the world. However the desire to eat quality sausages is a worldwide phenomenon. Let’s show the rest the world the quality sausages that emanate from both Wellington and wider New Zealand.   
This is great concept and I would encourage all suasage lovers to showcase the best of local sausages. Lets go for it! It would great to see kiwi sausages on this page.

Let the sausage eaters of the world unite and take over.  

Thursday 14 February 2013

Philippe's Handmade Greek Lamb Sausages

Philippe’s Handmade Greek Lamb Sausages

While in Takaka we went to the Fresh Choice Supermarket, a medium sized store, with a limited selection of sausages. Lots of the bog standard supermarket sausages that I try to avoid. I found two packets from Philippe of Nelson on the shelves. Philippe has moustache under his name, and says he operates out of Marble Arch Arcade. I assume he is French. These sausages are gluten free.

The Handmade Greek Lamb sausages were cooked for dinner one evening. These sausages are a medium to fine ground texture and they have a pleasant flavour. They were good eating, an enjoyable and satisfying meaty sausage. The packaging says they are 80% lamb. While cooking they oozed out the casing, meaning they had to handled gently when serving.

I would purchase these sausages again.

These sausages were served with pork sirloin, a Greek salad and fresh corn. 

The standard of the sausages against the price charged means these are great value for money.

Cost per kilo: $14.99