Muntjac and Rabbit with Coarse Grained Mustard and Cider!!
Following my previous sausage recipe I have been asked for my latest creation, which I must say is quite unique, and probably my tastiest yet!
Muntjac (boned and cubed) 7.5 lb (I used a whole Muntjac buck)
Rabbit (boned and diced) 5.5lb
Cooking Bacon pieces 4.0 lb
Pinhead Rusk 1 litre
Dry Cider 1 litre ( I used Strongbow but I’m sure any old ‘Trampagne’ will be fine)
Coarse Grained Mustard 1 lb
Salt 2 teaspoons
Sugar 4 teaspoons
Black pepper 2 teaspoons
Garlic powder 2 teaspoons
Nutmeg (optional) 1 teaspoon
Chop all meat & bacon into smallish pieces that will fit into the mincer and chill.
Add remaining herbs and spices to dry rusk and mix thoroughly. Add cider and drink some too to make sure it is ok , lightly mix and chill.
Add rusk and spices to meat chunks and mix roughly. (The mincer does the rest!)
Put mix through a coarse mincer disc (I use 8mm) and mix again by hand if required. Chill mix prior to stuffing skins. A small amount of cold water can be added and mixture kneaded prior to stuffing if it is too stiff but this shouldn’t be necessary.
Stuff mixture into 32/34 mm natural Hog casings which should be rehydrated and flushed through thoroughly.
This should produce just over 20lb of sausages.
The cooking bacon you can get from supermarket in vacuum packs. Look for the orange ones as they normally have a bit of smoked in which adds to the final flavour too! Keep the label for traceability purposes if intending to sell and don't forget to declare the tax!