Sucuk sausage – Turkey


recipe for Turkish Sucuk sausage

Sucuk sausage
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 100 grams
  • Calories: 199 kcal
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated fat: 6.2
  • Carbohydrates: 0.7g
  • Sugar: <0 .5g
  • Sodium: 0.57g
  • Fiber: <0 .5g
  • Protein: 19g
Recipe type: Sausages
Cuisine: Turkish
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Some great food has its origins in Turkey, once the centre of the Ottoman empire. Dishes like shish kebab, baklava, kofta and the ubiquitous doner kebab are well-known foods in the world today. While not that well-known, this sausage follows in the mould of other Turkish food. It is simply delicious
  • Minced beef (20% fat) - 1 kilogram
  • Minced lamb (10% fat) – 500g
  • Sausage casings - 3 meters 36/40 mm diameter
  • Garlic – 70g (finely chopped)
  • Chilli powder – 15g
  • Aleppo Chilli flakes – 30g (see note)
  • Salt (fine) - ¾ tablespoon
  • Cumin (whole) – 20g
  • Black pepper (whole) – 20g
  1. Soak the sausage casings in cold water for 24 hours to remove excess salt
  2. Combine beef and lamb in a big mixing basin (plastic, porcelain or stainless steel)
  3. Combine all the whole spices and grind until fine. Mix with other ingredients
  4. Add above to the meats, ensuring that everything is well mixed
  5. Cover mixing basin with cling film. Allow to rest in the fridge for 12- 18 hours.
  6. Mince the meat into a coarse mince using a 4.5 mm (0.177 inches) mincing plate.
Making the sausage
  1. Prior to beginning mincing of meat, rinse the sausage casing in fresh clean water and then soak in lukewarm water for 30 minutes.
  2. Place mince into a sausage stuffer and fill casings. Ensure that the mixture is not filled too tightly as the sausage will burst when it is cooked.
  3. Set quantity aside needed for immediate barbequing/cooking and freeze the rest
Sausage casings can be bought on-line or from your butcher.

Aleppo chilli flakes can be substituted by ground Kashmiri Chillies. Alternatively
simply add an additional 5 grams of Chilli powder

This recipe yields approximately 20 sausages

Keywords : Turkish sucuk with chillies

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