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Super Fresh Sausage Loaf

Okay – this is one of the recipes I don’t expect anyone to actually follow. I mean, it’s a little labour intensive, but super worth it from the point of view of satisfaction! See, I bought myself a meat grinder this week….

I’m guessing, that if you can’t be bothered to grind your own meat, you could probably achieve a close second using ground pork and marinating that. But you wouldn’t get that smug ‘I did this all myself’ feeling that I got. Or maybe that’s just me. But remember to marinate 1,600g of pork, and then make either 2 loaves or 1 and use the second batch for something else…! Like, maybe, the Fig, Cranberry and Walnut Stuffing I made!

Courses ,
Servings 10
    Sausage meat
  • 1 kilogram lomo de cerdo (pork loin)
  • 600 grams pancetta (pork belly)
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Sausage Loaf
  • 800 grams sausage meat (As made above!)
  • 80 grams almond flour
  • 3 strips of bacon
    Sausage meat
  1. Roughly chop up the pork and pancetta into one inch or so chunks and throw into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Toast the fennel seeds.

    To be fair, you could probably skip this. I decided I needed to toast them as I accidentally bought some very cute, but very very small Lodge skillet pans and I’m always trying to justify buying them by using them. And toasting spices is pretty much the only thing I’ve been able to use them for!
  3. Throw everything in the first list, including the wine, into the bowl of meat and mix well to get everything coated. Let it marinate overnight.

  4. The next day, pass all the meat, patiently, through a meat grinder. You’ll be left with a delicious ground sausage meat concoction.

  5. Sausage Loaf
  6. Preheat the oven to 210 C.

  7. Take about half of the meat mixture – 800g – and mix it with 80g of almond flour and 2 eggs. Mix well and put into a loaf tin. Top with 3 strips of bacon and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through.