Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tunisian sausage

Hi there my friends!

I mentioned that I had a Moroccan lamb sausage recipe that I had been wanting to try, but I also had a similar Tunisian lamb sausage recipe that sounded even better! The thing I did not have was the lamb. But I had ground bison so I figured why not try that? Combine N African flavors with N American creatures.

I got the recipe off the internet some time ago, not sure is my adaptation:

Spicy Tunisian Sausage
1 lb ground lean lamb (I used ground bison, very lean)
1 heaping tsp cumin (love cumin!!!)
2 tblsp smoked paprika (Pimenton de la Vera)

1 tblsp red pepper flakes (I like it spicy)
pinch of cinnamon
splash of pomegranate juice
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp grated ginger
pinch of dried thyme
dash of salt

The recipe called for this mixture to be stuffed into casings, but I say no thanks. Too much work. So I made patties and fried them up in a little bacon grease. YUM!

To go along with the sausage (more like a burger if you ask me), I made a green salad with roasted eggplant, red and yellow peppers, red onions. I blended a Spanish style salad dressing in my mini processor thingie: olive oil, zinfandel vinegar, a zebra tomato, tiny piece of garlic, smoked paprika, splash of water. I shaved a little Idiazabal cheese over the top. Yummy cheese, how I love thee...

The salad dressing was super awesome! TRY IT PEOPLE!

I really did not like this meal. Yes, after I took this photo I DID lick the plate. I'm an animal like that.

I read that there is an old Tunisian saying that a husband can judge his wife's love by the amount of hot spice in the food she cooks for him. I like that. The spicier the better. haha!


  1. This looks good, I plan to try it.

    What is zinfandel vinegar?

  2. Hi Christina, thanks for visiting! Zinfandel vinegar is just red wine vinegar - it's what I had on hand. You can use any red wine vinegar.

    Have a great day! :)

  3. That sausage sounds awesome! I have some pomegranate molasses at home that would probably be super yummy for this. I'm still on vacay though so it will have to wait. :)

  4. Hi Elizabeth! I think they would be awesome with pomegranate molasses!