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Sausage Cassolet
Wed 27-Oct-10
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Nanny Cook
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Tried a new recipe for Sausage Cassolet which I saw being made on Daybreak the other morning.  Sausages with smoked bacon, onions, carrots, celery, chicken stock, plum tomatoes, tomato puree, sage stalks and leaves, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, cannelinni beans (I also put in some mushrooms) When cooked for around an hour sprinkle with breadcrumbs mixed with chopped parsley and put under the grill to brown.  I served it with mustard mash. It was really srummy!  Real comfort food for the cold weather!  i_am_hungry

Wed 27-Oct-10
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Sounds nice, but better not tell anyone from Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, or Toulouse that it's cassoulet wink Cassoulet has to have duck confit, lots of slimy pork rind, and usually some pork in it, as well as sausage. And lots and lots of haricot beans. Cooked for several hours, with the crust stirred in seven times for luck, it is definitely a dish for someone who's been working outdoors all day in an icy wind! Yours sounds healthier 🙂

Thu 28-Oct-10
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Not too sure about the slimy pork rind Veronica! roll_eyes thumbs_downponder

Thu 28-Oct-10
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Me neither, but our French friends fight over it. I think you have to be born to it 🙂

Thu 28-Oct-10
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The Latvians love it to. Managed to get a fat sandwich down once but only out of politeness, once I realised what it was I avoided them.

Love the sound of the sausage cassoulet though, long time since I have had one of those. cheers Would work with Latvian sausages as they always have garlic in them

Fri 3-Dec-10
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Talking about sausages, I grew up in south London and thrived on, amongst many other things, Kennedys sausages and even until about 5 years ago when they closed down I would go a couple of times a year to stock up the freezer wherever we were living, on Kennedys Sausages however after they closed I have always been searching for the ideal sausage resource and finally years later after moving to Suffolk I have come across The Real Sausage Company, they make everything on the premises and the quality (I am working my way through their entire range on the basis of 1 meal per week) is superb, have a look at their web site:

http://www.therealsausageshop.co.uk/

I undertstand they also do mail order, but as they are only about 20 miles away from where I live I am making the occassional pilgrimage for the freezer.

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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Having been born just after the second world war, sausages, for me, are things to be treated with suspicion.  One never quite knows what might be inside that casing...

I'll try that again!

Fri 3-Dec-10
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I love sausages and buy them ( not very often ) from a butcher in the north of Scotland.  He does different flavours and they are delicious.

Like the look of the Real Sausage Company and they have an extensive range.  Might  take you a wee while to get through it Chris.

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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Know exactly what is inside the casing on these, in fact you can go and see them being made.

 

I have it as a project to get through their extensive agenda and am trying hard !!

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Sun 19-Dec-10
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They are 53.3 miles away from us, Chris, but maybe worth a pilgrimage in the spring. I adore great sausages. We are lucky to have Musks and Powters on our doorstep here in Newmarket but they are what I would call "dinner sausages".

A good breakfast pork sausage is hard to find. i have tried most (if not all) of the offerings available at Waitrose and Tesco (our two local supermarkets). Maybe Sainsburys or the others have nicer ones but the brand that I have found the best are the Waitrose Hampshire pork sausage. They are in a blue wrapper.

I see that the Real Sausage people do black pudding. i must try that. But you will not find anything to beat Clonakilty Black, available from Fortnum & Mason in the UK (!!) but available everywhere in Ireland. It really is exceptional.

 

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Sun 19-Dec-10
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Danny said:

I see that the Real Sausage people do black pudding. i must try that. But you will not find anything to beat Clonakilty Black, available from Fortnum & Mason in the UK (!!) but available everywhere in Ireland. It really is exceptional.


 

I still haven't got around to trying the clonakilty black pudding, despite the 'Irish Shop' which sells then only being a mile from my house. I did notice them for sale in Asda recently. I really must get some next time I see it for sale.

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Sun 19-Dec-10
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I like the 'white pudding' that you get in Ireland too.

I'll try that again!

Sun 19-Dec-10
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DANNY: If you do make the pilgrimage please let me know, maybe we could share lunch at my local hostelry.

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Sun 19-Dec-10
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Danny said:

But you will not find anything to beat Clonakilty Black, available from Fortnum & Mason in the UK (!!) but available everywhere in Ireland. It really is exceptional.

 


 

I've got a whole Clonakilty Black pudding in the fridge, ready for the Christmas morning breakfast. *smugness*

I could post one over if you like, once the Snowpocalypse has stopped disrupting postal deliveries.

Wed 22-Dec-10
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paperman said:

DANNY: If you do make the pilgrimage please let me know, maybe we could share lunch at my local hostelry.


 

Chris " I had the very same thought. big_hug

Let's do just that.

It's a deal ok

Shereen said:

 

I've got a whole Clonakilty Black pudding in the fridge, ready for the Christmas morning breakfast. *smugness*

I could post one over if you like, once the Snowpocalypse has stopped disrupting postal deliveries.


 

 

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(actually " please do not do it " I may be in Irl n the New Year) but thank you kindly all the same

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