Chicken Sausage w/ Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, Feta, Arugula by Big Onion
For the red peppers, I cut them and roasted them on the grill, tossed them in a plastic bag to steam then removed the skins. I put them in some olive oil with some sea salt, oregano, thyme and garlic powder and marinated them for a couple of hours that way.
3 lbs chicken thigh meat, no skin
2 red peppers, roasted, marinated, diced
2 big handfuls of arugula, stems removed, roughly chopped
1.5 cups of feta cheese in larger chunks
2-3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (I like it spicy)
Cut meat into strips, freeze, grind, mix all spices and arugula in and stuff into hog casings.
The arugula will look like a ridiculous amount, but it'll be fine. I promise.
I may have added in a little bit of thyme or oregano, but I was making three different kinds of sausage and it was in the wee hours of the morning. I know I used more salt (3 tablespoons) but I thought that was too much when combined with the saltiness of the cheese. Two should be enough, unless you like it a little saltier.
I find that when dealing with chicken, more than with pork, I need to really freeze the meat solid and grind it, otherwise it gets too sticky to handle. Does anyone else do this?
My girlfriend said it tasted like pizza, probably because of the cheese, garlic, and roasted red peppers. I think she may have taken some photos so I'll try and get them up. It was extremely colorful, with bits of red, green and white throughout.