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Mar 16, 2011 02:18 PM

Blood sausage

I've been seeing blood sausage pop up on cooking shows, and although I've never had it, it intrigues me and I want to try it. Does anyone know where to find some good blood sausage in Central Jersey?

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  1. Places that specialize in Cajun cooking might have it under the name Boudin Noir and you could ask in Polish Deli's . Now I recall there's a Hungarian Deli in New Brunswick on Somerset St , corner of Oak that carries it .

    1. Morcilla is very popular in Argentina, so you might try Latin America groceries or butchers who specialize in Southern Cone foods. Or if there's an Argentinean steakhouse nearby, you could ask if they serve it.

      1. I'd try just about any European specialty shop in your area. It's all over the continent- German blutwurst, Italian sanguinaccio, even Swedish blodkorv, Spanish morcilla, etc.,etc.

        1. I think that all cultures that make sausage, make a blood sausage. I know it is really confusing to me when I hear that "blood sausage" is an ingredient on a Food show and never give a hint which kind! They are all pretty different in taste texture, seasonings, as you would expect anything called sausage to be. I'd say, try to find a local ethnic deli and see if they have theirs and try it.

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          1. re: Quine

            For example, this one is Scottish Black pudding, a blood sausage:


            Camerons is a nice place, I like it.
            But I am Polish, so I am huge fan of Kishka. I usually got to a place in Trenton to get the ones I like.

            1. re: Quine

              There is a polish deli in the trenton Farmers Market and I also heard of a place in Forked river. I forget teh name , but I want to say The German Butcher

              1. re: NJDolfan

                Well, It s a "German" place. Yes, on Lacey Road in Forked River, the German Butcher.
                Lots of Polish Deli in Trenton! Lots of great Kielbasi!
                Then there is South River etc.

                Polish Deli
                1203 River Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

                1. re: NJDolfan

                  The German Butcher is D.A. Barsch in Toms River. http://dabarsch.com/ Great place, but I don't know if they make kishka. In East Brunswick, European Provisions makes a dark kishka. http://www.europeanhomemadeprovisions...

                  1. re: NJDolfan

                    My German Butcher sells it. Btw his homemade version (containing a good amount of marjoram) is very delicious gently sauteed and eaten with lots of chopped browned onions over mashed potatoes and accompanied by applesauce.

                2. re: Quine

                  Blood sausage is one of those strange food items that almost all cultures seem to make in some form or another (except, of course, good ol US of A). For example, sausage is unheard of in Korean food in general, but somehow they still have blood sausage! And strangely enough it's almost identical to the latin american blood sausage preparation.

                  If you live near H Mart in Edison they have blood sausage and blood sausage soup at the food court.

                  1. re: joonjoon

                    The Cajuns have been making and eating blood sausage or boudin noir even before their exodus from what is now Quebec to Louisiana
                    You can also fine Portuguese and Brazilian blood sausage at Seabra in Newark.