Italian sausage seasoning
In lots of American recipes, you will find 'Italian sausage'. But what if you live in another part of the world and Italian sausage is not readymade available in your supermarket? Or when you try to watch your sugar intake and prefer to have your sugar in a cookie instead of in your meat? Then you go ahead and make your own savoury spice mix to mix with your own ground beef, pork or turkey. All spices fit into a Paleo and Whole30 eating plan!
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried marjoram substitute with oregano if needed
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried savory (omit when not available)
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- 1 ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp fennel seed (whole) this is a little more than ¼ tsp crushed fennel
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- Mix all of the spices together in a small bowl until well combined. I used my spice grinder to end up with a completely mixed mix. That results in something with a green/gray colour 😉 .
- Store the spice mix in an airtight container if you are not going to use them right away.
- Mix the red wine vinegar with two pounds of ground meat then add the spice mix.
How much Italian sausage can I make with this amount of seasoning? This recipe is enough to season two pounds of meat. You can decide to use more or less, depending on how flavorful you like your food but we recommend to start with this amount and for your next batch adjust from there. I do not have all the ingredients. Can I still make this mix? You can see there are lots of ingredients and they all add something to the mix. The garlic, red chilli flakes, onion and fennel are the lead actors in this play. Without them, you do not have to start with this mix. All the others can be substituted with something similar. Is Italian sausage not sweet? I miss the sugar! Yes, in normal Italian sausage is brown sugar incorporated. So this is not a recipe for sweet Italian sausages. That was the point when we started with this blend, to have a herb mix without sugar. If you insist, add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. (when you are watching your sugar intake, I suggest to use Sukrin gold or Swerve brown", a sugar replacement with zero net carbs.