Here are a collection of condiments that have become synonymous with sausage.
- Salt and pepper
The gold standard in all cooking unless you’re on a salt-restricted diet. Salt and pepper breathe life into any dish, taking it from tasteless to delicious. From soups to steak, potato chips to roasted vegetables, and everything in between, they almost always taste better.
Salt is extremely important in sausage making. It’s not just a seasoning. It also enhances the flavor of the other ingredients and helps tenderize the meat.
Garlic is closely related to the onion and comes in many formats: fresh or dried, diced, chopped, granules or powder. Spicy and full of flavor, garlic is a household staple alongside salt and pepper. Its spicy taste softens and sweetens when cooked.
Ginger was one of the first spices introduced during the spice trade. It was used by Greek and Roman ancient civilizations as it packs a powerful punch in the kitchen. After one bite, you can see why this hot, aromatic spice is a winner in sausage making. If you want to make rabbit sausage, ginger is your go to spice.
A member of the mint family, it is an evergreen herb commonly used in cooking. In Egypt it was used in embalming and in the baths of the Greeks! With its distinctive taste and aroma, it makes for a delicious Mediterranean-inspired homemade sausage with feta.
An evergreen shrub of the mint family that grows in abundance throughout the Mediterranean region. It makes a perfect compliment to a farm or breakfast sausage with pork or turkey. How about a turkey sausage, sage and bread filling?
- Chili powder
Want to add some spicy excitement to your next sausage creation? How about a spicy Italian sausage with a good dash of chili pepper? Chili pepper is native to Mexico and is widely used in cooking worldwide. On your next taco night, try spicy Mexican sausages served in a soft taco.
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Chili pepper gives sausage a delicious flavor punch.
Widely used in cooking and also as a garnish that we usually push to the side of the dish and ignore. It contains many varieties with varying tastes. Give it a central place at your next dinner for two by incorporating it into a fish sausage.
- Fennel seed
A flowering plant that is related to the carrot and tastes like anise. Fennel is a rich source of proteins, vitamins and minerals that contain a good portion of carbohydrates. If you’re using pork or beef, fennel seeds are a perfect addition to your next mild Italian sausage recipe.
A vegetable related to garlic and useful in vampire hunting. Diced or dried, onion compliments almost any homemade sausage recipe. How about a twist on the traditional sausage, peppers and onions on a bun?
The ground spice of the dried red fruit of the Capsicum Annuum. Paprika offers spiciness that ranges from mild to very hot. This ingredient is popular in Hungarian cuisine. You can also combine ground beef, finely chopped beets, bell pepper and a few other ingredients to make bordeaux soup, rolled into a sausage!
Some classic sausage flavors to try
– Hungarian: Paprika and caraway
– Italian: tomato, basil, garlic
– Indian: ginger, curry, onion, garlic