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Appetizer with thai turkey sausage - need ideas

rosepoint Dec 22, 2011 06:04 AM

I need your brilliant minds to help me come up with an appetizer for Christmas dinner . I have two criteria I'd like in the dish:

1) Use the turkey sausage (thai flavored) that I made from scratch from our farm raised turkeys
2) Fit the appetizer in small amuse bouche glasses that I just bought so no casseroles

Any ideas? I'm just totally drawing a blank today.

  1. k
    katecm Dec 22, 2011 08:32 AM

    How big are the glasses? Maybe toss some noodles in a green curry sauce and put one forkful in a spiraled pile at the bottom of the glass, then top with a slice of your sausage, and then top that with some thinly sliced pickled cucumbers?

    Would that be too dificult to eat?

    1. alliegator Dec 22, 2011 10:31 AM

      Since it's nice homemeade sausage, I would let it stand on it's own a bit. Maybe fill the bottom of the glasses with a bright sweet chili sauce, then make small skewers of rounds or chunks of the sausage and grill it on a grill pan, and place in the glass with the sauce. For a bit of green, you could tie a green onion around the base of the glass, or put a little lime wedge on the tops of the skewers.

      1. f
        Feed Me Dec 22, 2011 01:24 PM

        Which Thai flavors did you use in the sausage?

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        1. re: Feed Me
          rosepoint Dec 22, 2011 03:53 PM

          These sound like great ideas. The glasses are pretty small but I could chop rather than slice the cucumbers as katecm suggested.

          There are 2 types of sausage one is a green curry flavor and the other is chili and lemongrass.

        2. w
          whinendine Dec 22, 2011 04:16 PM

          Try little slices of the sausage with small slices of fresh pineapple. When we are in Chiang Mai, we have this and it is a delicious combination.

          1. Terrie H. Dec 22, 2011 04:33 PM

            Curious about the form of your sausage - is it in casings? Is it raw or cured? It sounds wonderful.

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            1. re: Terrie H.
              rosepoint Dec 22, 2011 05:56 PM

              The sausage is bulk not in casings. I would have used casings but forgot to order them in time for the turkey processing. It's raw sausage - not cured. If I hadn't already had a hog processed just a few months before the turkeys I would have stuck to more traditional sausage flavors. I'm glad that I ventured out into something other than Italian sausage.

              The green curry sausage was a recipe is found here:


              I just used turkey and not turkey and chicken.

              The lemongrass and chili sausage I just made up because I was tired of making the green curry.

              1. re: rosepoint
                Terrie H. Dec 22, 2011 06:49 PM

                It sounds wonderful. The reason I asked is because I made something for a large cookout two summers ago that you might work into your dish. Being monetarily-challenged, I took advantage of a terrific price at my local market for ground turkey. I flavored it with typical lawn gai salad ingredients and some panko and made little meatballs. Baked, cooled, and wrapped each in a bit of butter lettuce, and served with a little rice vinegar, sugar and sweet chile sauce dip. Not sure if any part of this will work for you, but it worked well for me as a room-temp, make-ahead hit.

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