A tasting of the stupendous sausage at Harvest Market – Champaign tomorrow at 10am and 2pm. Taste it to Love it! #Piemontesausage
Don’t miss the cooking lesson on Friday, straight from the experts, from 5:30-6:30. Join Piemonte Sausage for a cooking demo on an Italian classic, Cotechino with lentils. Learn the origins of the dish, how it is traditionally prepared and how you can prepare it at home! Grab a glass of wine and enjoy generous samplings.
Cotechino: A special sausage for a special dinner…Hand crafted using all natural pork, herbs and spices cotechino is popular throughout Italy. It is typically boiled and eaten as part of a Bolito Misto (Boiled Dinner with various cuts of meat and vegetables). Cotechino is also served with lentils during the holidays to ensure a prosperous New Year.
Product Description: All Natural Pork Shoulder, Pork Skin, Sea Salt, Dextrose, Black Pepper, Cloves, Garlic, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Thyme, and White Wine in a Natural Beef Casing. Allergy Warning: Contains Wine (Sulfites).
For the record this is technically a salumi, a dried whole muscle. After traveling to Italy, the Coles’ were awestruck by the different kinds of cured meats they saw in the markets. There’s no grinding and stuffing, in fact the process for curing whole muscles is a new project for these expert sausage makers.
So, the experiment includes salting the meat, curing it for a period of time, rinsing off the cure and then hanging it to age and dry in a meat curing refrigerator. Stay tuned!
by Ryan Burk WCIA ci Living Storyteller
You may not have ever given any thought to how sausage is made, but it actually is a very interesting process. I follow along with Piemonte Sausage to see how its done in this latest Made in Illinois.
Taste it you love it! It is that simple with Piemonte Sausage.
Piemonte Apple Cranberry Pecan Sausage Stuffing
¾ cup finely chopped onion.
1 ½ cups chopped parsley with leaves
1 cup butter or margarine (or substitute sausage drippings for part)
8 cups of soft bread cubes
1 ½ teaspoons dried sage leaves
1 teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon pepper
1 lb. Piemonte Apple/Cranberry/Pecan Sausage with casings removed.
- Remove casing from sausage crumble and brown. Set aside.
- Cook and stir onion and celery in margarine or butter and sausage drippings until the onion is tender.
- Stir in about ½ of bread cubes. Turn into a deep bowl. Add remaining ingredients including the browned Piemonte Apple/Cranberry/Pecan Sausage,
- Stuff turkey just before roasting or put into a dish and bake at 325 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes.
About 9 cups of stuffing (12 lb. turkey).
Taste it to love it!
The one and only owners of Piemonte Sausage, Claude and Susan, will be having a tasting of their great quality sausages on Sunday, November 20th, 4-6pm at Harvest Market, 2209 S Neil Street in Champaign
Stop by and experience the “tastiest,” hand crafted, all natural, artisanal, locally made sausage.
Wild Rice Stuffing
1 Pkg Long Grain and Wild Rice
1 ½ cups chopped celery
1 ½ cups sliced mushrooms
¼ lb. butter or margarine
1 cup giblet broth*, chicken broth
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 package herb stuffing mix (8 oz.) + ½ chopped medium onion
½ lb. Piemonte Colazione bulk sausage
3 beaten eggs
*To make giblet broth: Cook giblets and neck with a stalk of celery and ½ onion in enough water to make 1 cup.
- Brown sausage with ½ chopped medium onion and set aside.
- Cook rice.
- While rice is cooking, saute’ celery and mushrooms in butter for 2 minutes. Add stuffing mix and hot broth, add parsley, mix well.
- Add cooked rice and mix.
- Stir in browned meat and beaten eggs.
- Stuff turkey or turn into buttered backing dish and cook at 325 degrees until brown and crusty (about 30 – 45 minutes)