The perfect sausage is all about the perfect seasonings. Papa Cantella’s has spent decades perfecting the combination of herbs and spices used in our premium sausages, so we know a thing or two about which seasonings go well with your sausage dish. Whether you’re serving a breakfast casserole, grilled brats, or chicken apple sausage burgers, here are four seasonings made for complimenting sausage:
There’s a reason you’ll find garlic in just about every kind of sausage! Garlic provides a depth of flavor and a subtle spiciness to meat you just can’t get anywhere else. Garlic is a member of the lily family, believe it or not, and goes equally well with complimentary crops like leeks, shallots, and onions. We love to pair garlicky Italian sausage with garlic-laced sides like broccoli rabe, creamy garlic pasta, or sautéed peppers and onions.
Sage is common around Thanksgiving, but its earthy notes perfectly compliment pork, too. It’s actually a member of the mint family along with similar herbs such as basil, rosemary, and thyme – all favorites of Italian cooking! We love the taste of sage with poultry such as our Turkey Italian sausage links or Chicken Apple sausages. It’s also delicious in dried form when added to a breakfast casserole that includes premium Papa Cantella’s Pork Breakfast Sausage.
Marjoram is the more nuanced, delicate cousin to oregano, itself a common ingredient in most sausage blends. It’s mild enough to compliment almost any kind of dish, from Italian to Middle Eastern. We love to pair marjoram’s natural sweetness with our classic Sweet Italian links or use it to cut the savory taste of some of our richer meats like the Roasted Chicken with Peppers & Onions.
Hops might not technically be a “seasoning,” but the flavor of hops has long been a perfect pair with savory meat. Our Beer Bratwurst blends the notes of hops right in, creating the ideal flavor profile for pairing with an IPA or lager. The bitterness of hops helps brighten the flavor of almost any unctuous meat.
All this talk about seasoning has our stomachs rumbling! There are dozens of spices and herbs commonly found in various types of sausage. Basil, red pepper, salt…what makes a sausage special is its own unique blend!
Which seasonings do you like with your sausage?
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