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August 24, 2012

Food Fight Friday: Sausage 2 Ways

By David Draper

I’ve been on a bit of a sausage kick, cranking out some fresh sausage from both deer and bear scraps that are taking up much needed freezer space. I’ve got more charcuterie ideas in my head that I plan to tackle in the coming weeks. For now, I’ll enter a couple of dishes in a Food Fight to give you a peek at what’s been cooking, curing and smoking at my house.

Venison Sausage and Peppers 

This dish is a particular favorite of mine, where I simmer up some Italian sausage links with peppers, onions, celery, carrots and a big can of San Marzano tomatoes. I will admit, this photo was staged as the browned links get sliced up and added back into the Dutch oven last, but the finished dish doesn’t make as pretty a picture as this.

Bear Jaegerwurst

I mentioned in an earlier post some experiments I’ve been doing with bear sausage. A few Sundays back I took a day to make both a fresh bear and berry sausage and this--a batch of jagerwurst. This a traditional German hunter’s sausage, spiced with mustard seed, coriander, nutmeg and ginger before it is hot smoked to an internal temperature of 150°. The flavor is milder than I expected, but it’s absolutely delicious when paired with a good mustard. A few slices of this along with some fresh bread and cheese has been my go-to afternoon snack for the past couple of weeks.

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Wow David, they both look amazing! Maybe it's a good thing I can't cook like you or I'd look like Michael Moore.

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from VAHunter540 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

My grinder and I are trying to keep up with you Mr. Draper, thanks for the ideas and recipes!

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from GrandSlamDreamer wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Dave, I've been a long time viewer (and voter) and today I have had enough. I am forced to confront about an issue I have had for awhile... Where can I get all of these delicious sounding recipes??!!

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

never had jaegerwurst or alot of bear either but looks good

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from steve182 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

The bear sausage looks great, but from experience i like venison much more.

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from Sanjuancb wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

That Jagerwurst looks amazing! Recipe please! Will deer work?

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Both look amazing

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from MaxPower wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Wow David, they both look amazing! Maybe it's a good thing I can't cook like you or I'd look like Michael Moore.

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from VAHunter540 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

My grinder and I are trying to keep up with you Mr. Draper, thanks for the ideas and recipes!

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from GrandSlamDreamer wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Dave, I've been a long time viewer (and voter) and today I have had enough. I am forced to confront about an issue I have had for awhile... Where can I get all of these delicious sounding recipes??!!

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

never had jaegerwurst or alot of bear either but looks good

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from steve182 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

The bear sausage looks great, but from experience i like venison much more.

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from Sanjuancb wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

That Jagerwurst looks amazing! Recipe please! Will deer work?

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Both look amazing

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