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Porc and fennel sausage

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simonSmokes Aug 17, 2012 04:51 PM

Italian style...i don't have time to make my own this weekend and my GF asked me for one of her favorite pizza at the small party she's throwing on sunday. anyone has any clue of a good sausage place that makes a great fennel sausage ?

thanks alot,

Simon

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    ladymcbet Aug 18, 2012 05:40 AM

    I also love a lot of fennel in my sausages - and I'll tell you what I do. I buy some regular "Hot" Italian sausages from the butcher. Then when I crumble them and fry them in the pan, before putting them on the pizza, I smash some fennel seeds with a mallet, and throw them in the pan with the sausage. Makes all the difference. Hope this helps you.

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      simonSmokes Aug 18, 2012 05:45 AM

      yeah it might be what i have to do. but even a good italian sausage is hard to find...i just moved close to pie-ix/beaubien and i have yet to find a decent one. thats why i've been making my own for years now i guess ;)

      thanks

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        ladymcbet Aug 18, 2012 05:51 AM

        I know what you mean, but I find for things like pizza toppings, even if I buy the sausage from the butcher at Metro or IGA, and spice it up a bit, while it's frying (I also smash chili flakes with the fennel seed) it's really not so bad.

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          Simon Patrice Aug 18, 2012 08:26 PM

          I'm far from being an expert on italian sausages but I like the pork and fennel sausage at Milano on St-Laurent. Hope this helps.

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            simonSmokes Aug 19, 2012 05:28 AM

            i was actually heading there today for some san marzano tomatoes, so i'll give them a try.

            ty.

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      mattlane Aug 19, 2012 11:07 AM

      If you are on the south shore, the Italian cheese/charcuterie shop in Marche Village (Brossard) has nice, authentic, coarse sausage (with red pepper and fennel).

      They are only available fresh on Friday and Saturday, and sometimes Sunday if they do not run out.

      VERY home-made tasting - nothing at all like a commercial italian sausage.

      Cheers!

      Matt

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        Plateaumaman Aug 19, 2012 03:34 PM

        Would some of you sausage experts be able to recommend a place selling an exceptional smoked pork sausage?

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          ladymcbet Aug 19, 2012 04:00 PM

          I wouldn't really call myself an expert - but I've always been fond of the European shops along St. Laurent. There are a few near Schwartz's - Slovenia is one of them - can't think of the names of others.

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