These are nice sausages. They are small. One of the
issues with a good chicken sausage is; does it taste of chicken? These do, they
have thyme added to create a flavour that is subtle. They are good, however you
can get a better chicken sausage in Wellington. I would prefer the sausage to
have a greater chicken taste.
One of the great judges of sausages are my kids. They like these sausages.
Cost: $19.99 per kg
Cameron Harrison is a chain of butchers stores, based in
Tawa, Ngaio and Kelburn. They make a wide range of sausages. I like their salamis.
I think I may have created sausage snobs out of my kids. The good news is they do not like sizzlers, that product that is not allowed to be called a sausage. They apprecaite a good sausage, at a bbq, they will ask the host questions about the sausage and where it came from. Our friends generally roll their eyes at this point. They do apprecatie a good sasuage, and the good thing is their tastes are different to mine.
This dish is popular with
the family. I use two varieties of sausages. I generally use a sausage that the
kids like and another variety that is more highly spiced. Today I used kabonosy
and kielbasa. Both sausages come from Park Ave Quality Meats. The sausages have
different diameters and lengths. I cut the sausages to different lengths so the
person eating them knows what kind they are getting. This means the kids can
give me the more highly spiced sausage, they use their fork to put it on my
plate. A win-win situation.
The other ingredients in
this dish are onion, cannelloni beans, a table spoonof balsamic vinegar and tinned tomatoes. Easy
to cook, the whole family like the dish.
I do not consider I have a
career in food photography. Hopefully the quality of the photography will
improve as the blog progresses. However I can’t go back and take another photo,
the food is gone, and it tasted good, and after all that is what cooking good
food is all about.
This is a medium texture sausage that is moderately spiced and smoked. My kids love this sausage. It is enjoyed by the whole family. Great for cooking and eating as a sauasge, or for use in sauasge based dishes.
Quality is hard to find. If you want to buy sausages in Wellington here are my favourites.
Park Ave Quality Meats
829 High St, Boulcott, Lower Hutt
These guys are good! This is the best purveyors of suasages in Wellington. They make a wide range of fantastic sausages. There is a Polish influence is in the sausages they make. I will review their range in later blog posts. I have said them they should market their sausages in other outlets. The response was; "We want to control the quality, if we increased the level of production then the quality may suffer." I only discovered this shop when I was working in the Hutt Valley and drove past and saw the sign advertising Polish sausages. It is a gem of a shop that should be more widely known by sausage connoisseurs.
Corner of Tory and College St, Te Aro
Moore Wilson Fresh is an emporium that sells a wide array of sausages. They bring on sausages from makers from a wide area. A good selection of quality sausages. They have fresh single sausages fro sale and also vacuum packaged sausages.
Island Bay Butchery
127 The Parade, Island Bay
One of the first butchers in Wellington to offer a wide range of quality sausages. More cabinet space is devoted to sausages than meat. The sign of a great sausage shop. Friendly staff, always willing to make a bigger order. Watch out for reviews of these sausages.