Italian Sausage

Our favorite sausage recipe so far. Adpated from Emeril Lagasse.

  • 3 pounds ground pork butt
  • 1 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground anise
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground hot chili flakes (add a bit more if you like spicy)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped Italian parsley leaves
  • 3 tablespoons dry red wine
  • Pork casings


1. Pass the pork through a meat grinder

2. Combine the ground pork with all of the spices and the wine.

3. Refrigerate for a few hours to let the spices mingle.

4.  Test the seasoning by cooking a small bit of the pork mixture in a frying pan with a bit of oil. Adjust accordingly.

Fill casings with the meat mixture as per the instructions found here.


About thethirstygourmet

I love creating delicious food and experimenting with new ingredients. This obsession has led me on an interesting journey that is both good for my wallet as well as my soul. Nothing pleases me more than sharing my creations with friends and family and I hope that you will join me on this exploration. -A woman who brews and bakes-
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