New Item (for me) at Sulmona
Anyone who regularly reads this board know that I'm a long time fan of Sulmona; NE butcher. I'd seen these before but never tried them...always other dinner plans. They make a pork liver sausage that is out of this world...not 1 of their regular hot/sweet.
If you like the flavor of liver, give them a shot and just ask if you don't see them. They're not always available.
Really a treat.
I buy all my veal there. It's all cut to order..and these guys are like surgeons. Occassionally lamb.Turkey at Thxgiving. Another highlight is the ground beef. They grind to order and it makes a great burger..sort of loosely packed. It's also 1 of the few butchers that I'll use for making steak tartare. The other is Savenor's; where I get most of my steaks....although Sulmona's are also very good...choice vs prime.
They can also be very helpful in giving advice; if you'r not sure how to cook something.
Funny, saw that liver sausage all the years I lived in the NE and never tried it.
Sulmona is my favorite butcher period.
I do have a great Sulmona story. I was a bit of a regular there for a while and was buying some panchetta to put under the skin of my thanksgiving turkey. I saw some sausage hanging in the walk in that I could tell was not the usual. Asked what it was?
"It's venison." "Wow, can I buy some?" "Oh no, we just made that for a hunter who had us dress his deer..." Crestfallen look of disappointment on my face.
He then proceeded into the walk in, cut off about 2-3 pounds of venison sausage (a generious portion), wrap it in paper, and gave it to me gratis... I was stunned. Can't even tell you how many times I said thank you.
The main course for thanksgiving that year was turkey, with panchetta under the skin, stuffed with wild rice, whole chestnuts, and venison sausage which I had browned nicely before stuffing the bird...