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What is an Italian or Italian-style sausage please?

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Celeriacacaca Sun 31-May-15 13:28:27

I've seen a couple of recipes recently referring to these and don't know what they are. Can anyone enlighten me please?

LIZS Sun 31-May-15 13:35:12


Rosa Sun 31-May-15 13:36:16

What kind of dishes???

CaTsMaMmA Sun 31-May-15 13:37:53

I'd say you'd want to look at the meatier sausages if you are looking to follow a recipe

in general I'd say italian sausages are more chunky/meatier, and can be more adventurously flavoured....fennel seeds/rosemary and the like

Celeriacacaca Sun 31-May-15 13:43:26

Something like this i.e. Bill Granger's Giovanni's sausages with rosemary roasted potatoes.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 31-May-15 13:44:43

Yup, I'd be thinking fennel seeds too.

Celeriacacaca Sun 31-May-15 13:48:13

OK great, thanks. Will look to for those. I love fennel so sounds delicious.

Clartzilla Sun 31-May-15 13:50:39

could try these?

Celeriacacaca Sun 31-May-15 14:05:22

Brilliant, thank you.

Allalonenow Sun 31-May-15 14:34:45

Sainsburys do a Sicilian style sausage and a wild boar sausage, both sound good, is it for a pasta dish?

Celeriacacaca Mon 01-Jun-15 07:49:38

Yes, it is. Thanks all.

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 01-Jun-15 07:58:20

Italian sausages don't have cereal in, it's basically the chopped meat, fat and spices. And the skins are still intestines and what not.

Do NOT ever tell dp and his family grin but British bangers are far far nicer and you know you aren't going to get that hitting-the-lump-of-gristle moment.

I'd go for an Italian-style sausage for your recipe or just one flavoured with fennel to give the same result. Or a nice British sausage with a handful of fennel seeds in the sauce.

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