Orange and Ginger Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by danmcg, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    After watching what seems like endless food programs on tv where they add orange or lemon zest to a recipe I figured it was time to use some in sausage. There's not a whole lot of orange sausage recipes out there so I winged it with this, which came out pretty good, then the wife tweaked it to her liking and it's a solid hit.

    If anyone is interested there is a Greek sausage, Loukaniko that uses orange that sounds good, but this one is sort of asian-ish.

    Orange and Ginger Sausage

    Weight in grams

    Chicken thighs, skinless 1400
    Salt 25
    Orange zest 5
    Garlic, minced 4.2
    Ginger, ground 2.1
    Black Pepper, 2.8
    Reduce orange juice 75ml

    After the test fry the better half requested ;

    Ginger paste 7.5
    Hot pepper 1.7
    Fennel 2.5
    Basil, fresh 8+/-

    Zest an orange to make 2 teaspoons of zest. Add the juice of 2 oranges to a pot and reduce to about half. ( I want the orange flavor but not the extra liquid).
    Grind chilled chicken with fine plate.
    Add seasoning to orange juice and mix with ground chicken until you get a good bind.
    These were stuffed into 24-26 sheep casing and linked into 7” hotdog's

    I used maybe half of the chicken fat and I think even less would be better.
    The orange was noticeable but next batch will have maybe half as much more.
    Fennel was added with the basil to give it a Thai basil flavor. ( that’s what wifey said, and she has taste buds)

    These were pretty colorful so I got carried away with pic's.;

    3 lb rope;


    If ya look real hard you can see the orange.

    And lastly frying a few up for dinner;

    Still working on the homemade bun gig, they're getting better but I guess I wasn't meant to be a baker

    Thanks for looking. :sausage:
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
    disco, butthead66, worktogthr and 4 others like this.
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Dan that looks good I do Pork Loins with Orange Marmalade That may save time with the reduction.

  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    DMcG, Fine looking sausage and a  nice flavor variation also ![​IMG]
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Crazy good looking sausage Dan!!

    Nice job on the stuffing & linking!

    The recipe looks very interesting!

    Nice shot sitting in the bun!


  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man they are a thing of beauty.
  6. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow Dan, that sausage looks delicious!     Great job.
  7. Great job Dan, and thanks for turning my stomachmind in a new direction !   [​IMG][​IMG]Double points !
  8. bena

    bena Meat Mopper

    Looks delicious!  Great job.
  9. stayhot

    stayhot Smoking Fanatic

    Those look really good!!!
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great even the bun!

  11. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow those look delicious! I thought the buns looked great! Points!
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds wonderful.

    Points for an interesting flavour mix.


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