fort bragg roundman's smokehouse
I bought a smoked duck breast, a selection of different sausages, and some fresh, very meaty Covelo short ribs that the butcher vacuum-packed for me. I forgot to grab the mustard, and I'm unhappy that the salmon jerky (that looked like it was made from belly trim) didn't make it into my bag. Not a very big bag for $70, but now that I've had a chance to cook one of the sausages, I'm not complaining. Also, whoever puts the meat on display has a sense of humor,
The sausages for the most part are cured with celery powder and no additional nitrates, and stuffed into pork casings. Today I browned to reheat the fully cooked Randy's Famous Smoked Turducken Sausage. Made with turkey, chicken and duck, the coarse ground texture is excellent for a poultry-based sausage that can often be too firm or fall-apart crumbly. I like the very gentle smoke that highlights but does not overpower the meats. A couple bites were a bit strong on rosemary and some with too much nutmeg, so it seems not mixed thoroughly. Also, the sausage isn't so salty. This one was $9.99/lb. and I'd buy it again.
Previous stop: Laurel Deli & Desserts
re: Melanie Wong
Had the lamb sausage for lunch. Price a bit higher than the others at $10.99/lb, but totally worth it. Ingredients: lamb, red wine, rosemary, sage, lemon juice, other spices, celery powder. Doesn't taste smoked to me. Love the coarse ground texture and full lamb-y flavor highlighted with some wine and lemon tartness. Fully cooked, but still exuded more fat into the pan when I browned 'em.