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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Homemade ( skinless ) Chiang mai sausage / Sai oua


If you're familiar with Filipino food , you've probably encountered or tried skinless longganisa . This post though is not about our native sausage . Whereas the ingredients of the Filipino sausage is much easier to procure and even if you're not a Filipino and love meat dishes , you can easily make it in your own kitchen , since most ingredients are already in your pantry .  I'm not saying that making Thai or the Chiang mai-style sausage is difficult , if you're in Asia ( or if you're living in the other side of the world , in your well-stocked local Asian store ) , you can easily find all ingredients in your local wet market . Making homemade sausage whether it's skinless ( or with pork casings ) is easier than you think ! 

Now , these sausages doesn't look like the ones you've seen in the streets of Chiang mai , right ?! Those sausages hanging in food stalls , the wonderful aroma of grilled meat . I've made the skinless version of this popular Thai sausage  since I couldn't find pork casings here .

The recipe is really straightforward , the pork mixture is full of delicious flavors that you don't even need to cure it for hours or overnight , before using , just mix everything , pan-fry and you're good to go . Well , much easier if it is skinless but if you want a more authentic look , try to find pork casings . 


Note the addition of more sugar and vinegar in the recipe ?! When I pan-fried a small portion of the pork mixture and found out that 'twas a bit salty and thought maybe the salt that I used is too salty ?! ^___^ '' So if you want to try this recipe , use 1 teaspoon of salt first and just add more according to taste .

To test whether the seasoning is okay , pan-fry a small portion , adjust seasoning , if necessary . Chill pork mixture in the fridge for an hour before wrapping but you can cook it right away since the  pork mixture is very flavorful .Wrap each portion in a plastic wrap or parchment paper . Uncooked sausages can be frozen , de-frost in the fridge several hours before using .


Recipe adapted from Lemongrass and Sweet Basil by Khamtane Signavong

My slight modification in green

4 lemongrass stalks , finely chopped
1 tablespoon chilli powder cayenne pepper
8 garlic cloves , peeled and finely chopped
4 shallots , peeled and finely chopped
4 coriander roots 
500 grams pork mince with some fat
4 teaspoons sea salt 3 teaspoons
4 teaspoons caster sugar
3 teaspoons raw sugar
1 teaspoon white vinegar
8 tablespoons chopped coriander 6 tablespoons
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons finely chopped galangal 
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
4 kaffir lime leaves , finely sliced
12 sausage casings don't have these

* Using a pestle and mortar , pound the lemongrass , chilli powder , garlic , shallots and coriander roots to a fine paste . 

* In a bowl , combine the pork with all the remaining ingredients , except the casings , and mix well . Add in the paste and mix thoroughly . Stuff casings , if using , with pork mixture to make 12 sausages . Or shape pork mixture into a small logs / portions .

* Prick sausages with the fork and barbecue , grill or pan-fry . Pan-fry sausages over low heat until golden brown .



24 comments:

  1. Ooooooo wowowowowowowowow Anne, your sausages look good. Even though they are skinless, you managed to make it keep its shape so well. Will bookmark this :)

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  2. Wow! looks so yummy! you are very precise in your portioning, all so uniform in size:D Another lovely dish that I should bookmark!

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    1. Jeannie , precise ?! lol I eyeballed each portion initially but the size is not uniform so I weighed each portion instead :P :D

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  3. Anne, I really appreciate all the recipe you share:) You've got the skill of making everything looks so easy to do...and yummy too:) This one is definitely so handy for freezer stash...for one of those busy days ahead!

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  4. 你连这个也会!!!!太厉害了啦
    我没吃过呢其实
    介意请我吃么??
    呵呵

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  5. These sausages look droolworthy! They look very much like cavapcici, my husband's favorite sausage.

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  6. Hi Anne, your homemade sausages look superb, it screaming for my name. LOL I think I need half a dozen, please! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe.

    Have a nice day, regards.

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  7. I have never tried Thai sausage. In fact, I have never seen anything like this in my area. I can find most of the ingredients, though, so I may give them a try. My family loves just about any kind of sausage.

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    1. Janel , you really need to try this recipe ! Just go easy with salt :D

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  8. Hi Anne, I love your homemade sausages, look so easy to make and so yum yum too!

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  9. You know, I like it without casing.... and even though I don't eat pork, but this really looks tempting :)

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  10. Hi Anne! Wonder if there's any hiding in your fridge still? It would be great if i can have it for breakfast in awhile :))

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  11. Hi Anne, your homemade sausage looks yummy! Beautiful photos as well :)

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  12. Oh Anne, even without the sausage casing, your sausage still look like sausage, hahaha...I will definitely love this sausage, because I love all ingredients in this recipe. I must try this recipe one day.

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  13. Your home made sausages sure looks delicious!

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  14. My mom's Filipino, so I have been eating and loving longganisa for as long as I can remember. But I have never made it because I thought it would be ridiculously hard.
    These look fantastic! I would love to try making this!

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  15. Oh, my! Your sausages sound amazing, Anne! Another dish to add to my cooking bucket list!

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  16. I have the same reaction as Baby Sumo - Oooooooooooo WOWOWOWOWOWO!!! Anne, how much more yummylicious can your grill sausages look? or is it your photography skills are top notch now ? heehee. I am so gonna try this out, I love thai grill sausages. cant wait!

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  17. Ohh salchichas caseras son las favoritas de mi marido voy a tener trabajo ahora lucen muy sabrosas,abrazos

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  18. Hi Anne,
    Your sausages are fabulous! So perfectly done! I'm drooling just looking at it.
    I've made some spicy Italian sausages, but without the casing, and they are yummy. I am on a wild goose chase with a shop that sells sausage casings lately. The first time I went there, I could not find it as I have forgotten the name of the shop. The second time I went there, just three weeks ago, the shop is closed, as it is on a Sunday. Will have to wait for my next trip there, as it is out of town! Argh...!! A few weeks ago, hubby asked me, whether do I need anything in my kitchen. I told him "a sausage maker, why, do you intend to get it for me"? He did not say a word!!! Hahaha!
    Your recipe is bookmarked!
    P/s: I even bought one sausage cookbook from the recent booksale!!! No idea how good it is , but it was really cheap! kekeke! Sausage by Victoria Wise, check it out from your local library.
    Have a great delicious weekend!

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  19. WOW! This is sooo mouth watering ! Bookmarking this for sure ! YUM ;)

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  20. I've always wanted to make my own sausage, Anne. Yours look amazing. It actually doesn't sound as difficult as I thought. The array of ingredients must taste wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing, Anne...

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  21. Anne, this is so well done! They looked so cute and yummy!

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  22. Hi Anne,
    Oh wow!! These sausages look so so good!
    You rolls it so neatly even without the skin.
    Bookmark, I am going to try this out soon.

    Have a great week ahead dear!
    mui

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