|On the way to sausage heaven, pretending to drive the train and loving it|
It turned out to be one of the most fun Sundays I've had in a long time. Sausage making is brilliant fun. I won't be able to put any exact recipes down here as it was all a bit experimental, but never mind.
First, the tech. The machine looked pretty impressive to me so I was surprised to find out it could be had for about 30-odd quid. Seems a small price to pay to be able to say you own an Orbit OPM700 Meat Mincer and Sausage Filler.
|Mark mincing meat on medium|
|Neil with Chorizo mix. Witness the happiness on this man's face. That's what you get with sausage making.|
|Asian Appletiser, pre-mix|
|Home-made chorizo, ready for twisting|
|The spoils. What a sight.|
Seriously, what a great day! In amongst all this was a champion Sunday lunch (Cheers John) and a number of excited conversations about potential future sausage-shaped adventures. What about smoking them? Or buying some liquid smoke?! Could you put cheese in? I bet finely chopped halloumi would be good! What about veggie ones, could you use lentils? I definitely want to try sumac and Za'atar next time. What about spicy merguez-style lamb ones? Possibilities. Endless.
I now unequivocally know what I want for my next birthday. Gotta get me an Orbit!
If you need any spices for any similar activities and live around Newcastle, I can heartily recommend the good people at Mmm... in the Grainger Market. A stupendous range of herbs, spices and other wonderful things crammed into just one (although soon to be two) retail unit.