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Seafood Sausages

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Serves: 6

The recipe below allows you to add whatever additional seafood garnishes you wish into the general mixture. Follow the recipe and either use my garnish or choose other seafood in its place (using the same total amount).

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fresh Scallops (sea are cheaper), Patted Dry
  • 1 Cup Raw Shrimp, Patted Dry
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Ground White Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Granulated or Powdered Garlic

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, puree scallops and shrimp to a fine paste.
  2. Add the egg white and blend 1 minute.
  3. Add WELL-CHILLED heavy whipping cream in a slow stream while blending. This should take about 1 minute in total.
  4. Add salt, pepper and garlic. Pulse a moment or two to mix in.
  5. Turn mixture out of the food processor into an appropriately sized mixing bowl, and then stir in all of the garnish ingredients until they are evenly distributed.
  6. Place a piece of 12” wide x 15” long (approximately) plastic film on a clean, flat work surface. At one of the narrow ends, portion the mixture about 1” away from the edge to create a broomstick-like diameter of mixture, leaving about 2” of space on both sides with no filling. On a 12” wide film, this would make the filling about 8” long and about 1” in diameter.
  7. Fold the bottom inch over the filling and roll the broomstick forward (keeping the plastic film taught) until you reach the end of the film.
  8. Repeat this procedure until all of the mixture is used.
  9. Next, you will want to gather the excess film at both ends just before the portioned sausage filling begins. Tighten the sausage link by pinching each end closed and then rolling the link along the counter using the friction of the counter to form each sausage link into a firm tube.
  10. Carefully secure each tightened end with a twist tie or rubber band to keep each link firm.
  11. *TIP: If you see air pockets in your links you can improve the final look of your sausages by taking a small needle and puncturing the air pocket with a small prick of the needle.
  12. After all of your links have been made, poach them together in BARELY simmering water approximately 15 minutes or until they are firm. DO NOT OVERCOOK. If you over-poach your links, you will see them puffing up.
  13. Chill links in a bath of ice water for 15 to 20 minutes to firm them up before cutting. You can even prepare these a day ahead of your intended use.
  14. Before cooking your sausages, I recommend you unwrap then cut them into 2” (maximum 3”) pieces at a slight angle.

Notes

Makes about 6 cups or 6 – 10” x 1” Diameter Sausages

Feeds Approximately 6 Persons with Pasta

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