Given that the online prices for the delicious South African sausage known as 'boerewors' (literally 'farmers sausage') is pretty expensive, when one includes overnight shipping - and given the ridiculous prices being charged in NY for tiny little pieces - as a relocated SA person, I figured 'a plan had to be made' locally.
(If you've visited SA, and tasted a sausage - odds are good that you've eaten one or another type of the basic boerewors family. It blows most of the tasteless sausages of other countries, out of the water entirely. In my opinion anyway :)
I supplied the local IGA (here in Windham: http://www.windhamiga.com ) with a basic recipe, and will be picking up the 20 pounds of yummy delicious goodies later.
(To make life easier for them, and reduce the cost, I also provided the spices, which range from toasted coriander, nutmeg, cloves, salt, vinegar - through to my own addition of a dose of standard 'peri-peri' -a Portuguese-South African birds eye chillies, which is way beyond US chillies strength )
Cost works out to around $3.99 a pound.
Point being - for those people who know the taste of boerewors, and don't want to spend fortunes to get that very unique taste of South Africa again - it can't hurt to make friends with your local butchery and cut a deal.
I'll be eating up a load of the newly arrived sossies later, and testing out the recipe that I supplied them. I'll take pix, and report back on how close to the real thing it is. If the taste is right, I'll post the simple recipe that I passed to them - so that folks in this region, can find their own nearby friendly butcheries who'll be willing to make the stuff.
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