At D’Artagnan we love all things sausage. This humble food, often made from trimmings and offal, is one of the most beloved bits of charcuterie, and perhaps the oldest.
The first sausage recipes date to before the golden age of ancient Greece, and traditional sausages have been made for over 2000 years in both Rome and France. It’s also ubiquitous; every culture has sausage of some kind.
There are infinite ways to cook sausage. Sausages can be left whole, sliced or removed from the casing and cooked in many ways, such as on the grill, under the broiler, pan-fried, braised, griddled or cooked à la plancha.
Here are six sausage recipes worth trying…
Featuring our hefty French Garlic Sausage (a one-pound log of tastiness), this recipe is our modern take on a retro party staple: the pig in a blanket. With buttery puff pastry for a blanket, it couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Serve it sliced with a variety of condiments, from spicy Dijon mustard to a sweet fruit chutney.
Caldo verde, Portugal’s green soup, is healthy, hearty, and super easy to make. Pureeing the potatoes lends creaminess without dairy, adding the greens just before serving keeps the flavor fresh, and our chorizo sausage adds smoky richness.
There are versions of eggs poached in tomato sauce in cultures around the world, from North Africa to Italy, Israel to Mexico – and they’re all delicious! In this riff, andouille sausage adds richness and spice while red bell peppers lend sweetness. This hearty dish is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; serve it family-style (or in tiny 6” skillets, if you’ve got them). Warm bread or pita is great accompaniment.
This stew recipe from Steve Sando at Rancho Gordo, features marrow beans and lamb merguez sausage. It takes inspiration from North Africa, with pistachios and a drizzle of honey as a finish for a spicy, meaty dish.
Let’s hear it for hand pies! These flaky pocket pastries are filled with savory wild boar sausage, sautéed apple, and cheddar cheese. They’re easy-as-pie to make (pun intended) and great for a party or hearty snack.
There is no end to the possibilities when cooking with sausage. What are your favorite sausage recipes? We love to hear from you, so comment here on the blog, or find us on social media.