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 where...here 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!