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Easy Tricks to Lighten Up Your Favorite Sausage Dishes

Posted by Papa Cantella's on May 9, 2018 9:03:00 AM


Let’s call a spade a spade: Sausage doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a particularly “healthy” food. But that’s just a misconception! Sausage is actually an excellent source of protein, and it’s incredibly flavorful which makes it an ideal ingredient for livening up nutritious meals.

Sausage can (and should!) be part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Are you looking for some simply, easy ways to lighten up some of your favorite over-the-top sausage dishes? You know you probably shouldn’t be eating bacon-wrapped sausage skewers every single day, but we’ve got a few suggestions for making sausage your health diet’s new best friend. Here’s how to do it.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Protein, Sausage Dishes

Favorite Sausage Flavor Pairings Every Chef Should Know

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Mar 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM


Sausage is a rock star, yes, but it’s even better with great backup. Sausage itself is inherently built on a complex range of flavors…but which pairings are most complementary? Whether you’re a home chef or a Top Chef, here are the sausage flavor pairings you should always have in your repertoire.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Recipe Ideas, Signature Dish, Sausage Pairings

5 Questions to Ask Your Sausage Supplier

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 11, 2017 9:02:00 AM


How well do you know your sausage supplier?

Here at Papa Cantella’s, we strive to be the kind of supplier we’d want to work with. We take a lot of pride in our transparency with our customers, and they tell us it’s one of the things they appreciate most about working with us. Well, that and our unbelievably fresh premium sausages.

What should you be asking your sausage supplier? Here are five questions to start with.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Sausage Vendor

Food Safety Certifications Every Meat Manager Needs to Know

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Nov 28, 2017 9:03:00 AM


Food safety is – and should always be – the primary concern of any meat manager. Of course, every meat manager in the business is also looking for great-taste, fresh products, and cost-efficiency, too. Nothing else matters without a focus on high-quality safety standards for meat, from in-house displays all the way up the supply chain to the producer.

Here’s a look inside specific food safety certifications every meat manager needs to know.


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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Meat Manager

3 Tricks to Use Your Stovetop Grill Pan

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 18, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We’re big proponents of grilled sausage, as you know. But sometimes outdoor grilling just isn’t in the cards…maybe it’s raining cats and dogs or maybe you live in an apartment that doesn’t allow grills. Whatever the case, a stovetop grill pan can give you almost exactly the same results as an outdoor grill if you know how to use it correctly!

Here are some tips from your friends at Papa Cantella’s on how to get the best results from your stovetop grill pan.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

4 Sausage Grilling Hacks

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Aug 3, 2017 9:26:00 AM

If you ask us, grilled sausage is the Official Meat of Summer. Grilling sausage links – both precooked and fresh – is about as easy as grilling gets. Whether you’re using charcoal, gas, or electric, your sausage is bound to turn out just right.

Looking to perfect your sausage grilling game? Papa Cantella’s has been making delicious, premium sausages for over 35 years, so we know a thing or two about how to grill them well. Here are our four best sausage grilling hacks.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

4 Unexpected Ways to Cook Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jul 27, 2017 9:11:00 AM

Everyone’s had a brat off the grill or a delicious plate of sausage and spaghetti. But sausage is so versatile, there are literally hundreds of ways to cook it that you probably haven’t considered! Here are four of the most unexpected ways we’ve enjoyed delicious Papa Cantella’s sausage.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

"Is My Fresh Sausage Cooked All the Way Through?"

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jul 11, 2017 10:08:00 AM

A question we get a lot is, “How can I tell when my fresh sausage is cooked all the way through?” Sausage is a little trickier to detect “doneness” than some other meats; you can’t always use color or touch to tell whether a sausage has been cooked enough to eat safely. Colors imparted by spices and herbs can hide the color of the meat itself, and the level to which the sausage is “stuffed” can make a finger-touch test impossible to stand by.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

5 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 27, 2017 9:22:00 AM

You already know your grill is a perfect match for succulent Beer Bratwurst and the tastiest Italian Sausage kebab. But did you realize there are plenty of foods you never even considered grilling that taste great off the grates?

Here are five of our favorite foods to throw on the grill alongside some Smoked Chicken Andouille or Beef Hot Links!

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks

How to Get the Most Out of Your Charcoal Grill

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 21, 2017 9:09:00 AM

It’s grilling season!

Grilling is one of our absolute favorite ways to cook Papa Cantella’s premium sausage links. It imparts a smoky depth-of-flavor you can’t get through any other method, plus it takes the cooking process outside into the great outdoors.

We prefer charcoal; it’s inexpensive, easy-to-find, and quick to heat. Here’s how to get the most out of your charcoal grill when you’re cooking up some delicious sausage.

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Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks