The Sausage Shoppe

Stopped in the Sausage shoppe two weeks ago because while I have always heard good things and it being about 2 miles from my house, I had never been there.

They make pretty much everything they sell and have a nice selection. Some items are frozen while your normal items and some specialty brats are available fresh. Prices are on the high side at $8-$9 per pound. I picked up 4 links of Yuengling Beer and cheddar brats, 4 links of garlic and black pepper, and 2 pounds of fresh garlic kielbasa. I smoked the kielbasa and because the brats were already smoked (fully cooked) they just got a sear to heat up. The texture of both the kielbasa and brats was different then what I am used to. They both had a very firm texture from the leanness of the meat used in them but were very moist and tasted great. Well worth the price.

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Fried chicken

Marc’s had a sale on chicken quarters a couple weeks ago, .99 cents per pound. I froze a bunch and marinated three in italian dressing, salt, and pepper for some fried chicken. Then they went in a seasoned flour (garlic salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne). Popped in the oil and cooked till done. Did some fries for a side.

Flank steak

I wanted to check out meat prices at GFS for awhile. While there I picked up a new knife and some other supplied that I thought were a good deal. I also picked up a pack of flank steak.

Two of them got my normal treatment for london broil, marinated in italian dressing and salt/pepper. The other was rubbed with Oakridge BBQ black ops rub. Cooked indirect for a bit then seared.

Salsa making

I make salsa all the time and this is pretty much my standard recipe.

  • 1 can chopped/diced tomatoes
  • half a red onion
  • cilantro
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3-4 jalepenos
  • juice from one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few dashes of hot sauce

Roughly cut up the ingredients and add them all to a food processor. Pulse several times to desired consistency. Taste and add salt or pepper as needed. Let sit in the fridge for an hour.