When floating round ideas for this month it was decided someone had to make sausage. It’s the ultimate Kiwi outdoor food and unfortunately not something us Kiwi’s do very well. Although lately there has been a vast improvement in our sausage dabblings we’re still not on par with the likes of Europe.
Kiwi sausage, as I recall from childhood, has mostly been the off cuts from the butchery floor smushed together to make something sausage shaped. It’s no wonder I was never very keen on sausages at the family barbie. Enter the present and now even the supermarket possesses gourmet quality sausage. I’m always keen for the spicy variety and often end up purchasing a merguez or something similar.
I tried out this recipe from a sausage bible but quickly found it needed far more garlic and chilli to bring it up to flavours my taste buds desired. I highly recommend having a play – not only is it a fun process (often riddled with innuendo) but it makes far more tasty sausages than ever expected.