I've found an amazing organic butcher, really close to where I live. I've used them for almost all of my meat for a while. I was there earlier this week buying some bacon (the best bacon I've had in Australia, actually) and pork, when I mentioned what a shame it is that all of their sausages contain flour (though they only use rice flour, which is obviously a lot better than many alternatives out there). He asked me if I wanted some special grain free Paleo Sausages made up for me! I had no idea they would do this.
I could choose whatever I wanted to go with the organic beef, but he suggested capsicum (bell pepper), shallots and salt – I thought that would be a great combination for my first batch. Even more exciting the castings for all of their sausages are made the proper way – from intestines, instead of synthetic castings, which can be made of all sorts of materials like collagen, cellulose, or even plastic. I certainly don't fancy eating any of those!
I picked up my order today, which worked out at about 30 sausages for the 2kg batch.
I've just had my first taste – and they were fantastic!
This is the ingredients for one of the better ranges of supermarket sausages: –
Ingredients: Beef (76%), Water, Potato Starch, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Vegatables (Onion & Garlic), Dextrose (Tapioca or Maize), Mineral Salt (451), Sugar (Cane Sugar), Preservative (223), Spices, Herbs, Natural Colour (160c), Natural Flavour, Yeast Extract, Herb Extract
And this is the ingredients for my Paleo sausages: –
Ingredients: Organic Beef, Capsicum, Shallots, Salt
There's no comparison is there?
Have you made your own Paleo sausages, or had them made? I'd love to hear your suggestions of ingredients for my second batch!