Hope I am no breaking any rules here but.....................
I have just recieved my first batch of Goan sausages (made in UK to original Goan recipe).
They are from http://www.goanfood.co.uk/ . Currently £18 for five large sausages. You can pay by bank transfer or cheque.
I will let you know how I get on with them drivel drivel
im sure most of you have read the thread about toilets and pigs?
They are about twice the size of an english sausage, same circumference.
Yes, I know they are expensive.
Try them next time you are in Goa! They are really quite good.
"Our Goa Sausages are made in London; U.K. using prime Pork and most importantly ingredients and spices sourced and cleaned in the U.K. and following the UK food Standards"
so I don't think there should be any worries about the quality of the meat.
Cooked one simply - one sausage sliced, one onion, one potato, one cup of water for around 30 mins. Added a little pepper and a touch of vinegar.
It was hot, full pork (no packing) and very tasty.
Would I buy them again - yes.
Next time I am going to make sausage rissoto.
Thanks for your praise and for sharing it with others. I can see you started something and of interest to many.
I had to laugh reading some of the comments as I'm Goan but never having lived there, but visiting on holidays.
I'll tell you a little true story and try and keep it short as once I get started, its a subject I can go on for hours.
I'm a qualified chef having worked in various restaurants and the Sheraton chain in the middle east.
My Grandmother lived in Goa and As a boy I would visit her on holidays. She used to cook beautiful Goan food and the Sausages were made from their pigs and dried/ smoked over wood burning stoves to preserve the meat to eat during the year when mansoon season arrived.
Pigs and toilets as someone said did put me off and I came across many Goans who have worked abroad and returning to Goa won't touch pork.
Six years ago, on one of my visits to Goa I bumped into an English guy who visits Goa regularly and being in the meat business wanted to start making English sausages in Goa.
Together we went around looking for farm breed pigs instead of the local ones, and did find a few but were put off as there were no enforceable systems to safe guard the public, and here I'm talking of the tourist as locals are used to eating these foods and don't get ill.
Goans are proud of their Goa sausages and will go to any lengths to smuggle them into the country as Meat and fish products are banned from entering the U.K.
I started making Goa sausages 4 years ago, using traditional family recipe but in a commercial environment to a high standard.
Unfortunately when something is done right and to a high standard it costs more.
Many people compare it to English sausages with spice but theses are dried and smoked loosing 40% weight and as you said meaty. They are 95% meat.
I was at Olympia London two weeks ago, where we had a stand showcasing Goan sausages. Its new here and gaining in popularity.
Thanks for popularising our sausages on that site
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