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OK, It’s Official- Fiesta Can Now Unofficially Officially Begin- Ambie Is Behind The Grill- Git Yer Italian Sausage!!!

Fiesta wouldn’t be complete without A Zizzta Sandwich from Ambie’s!

If you don’t get an Ambie’s Sausage, it really doesn’t martter if you’ve gone to all 9 novenas, watched every seine boat race and greasy pole. You may as well tell people you didn’t even really go to Fiesta if you didn’t get your Ambie’s Italian Zizzitza Sangie!

Ambie’s first batch of Sausage will be hitting the grill at 9:00 and will be ready in time for todays lunch! Stop by and get yours!








Time to Stuff Your Sausage!

2:30 PM Labor Day and while we bless our unions for the 40 hour work week and getting this day off there is one more thing to think about. As of 2:30 PM today summer is over. I know, I know, you’re going to the beach a bunch more times but it’s time to start thinking about fall.

Fall: Pumpkins, and apple picking, and the second striper season, and looking at the stars without swatting mosquitoes, and now my new favorite fall activity, stuffing your sausage.  Sue stuffed mine three different ways:

sausageTop left: Kielbasa, top right: Chorizo, and center: sweet Italian sausage. It looked really easy! (Why did you just smack me Sue?) We have one of those monster Kitchen Aide mixers with the grinder attachment. Step One: (I love this part) go into Market Basket and ask the butcher, “You got any hog casings?” The other fun new saying I have is, “You stuff ’em, I’ll smoke ’em!”

Those kielbasas needed smoking:smokingThere is an easy way to tie your kielbasa off so they hang nicely. Next time I’ll do it that way. Out of the smoker, don’t they look purty?smoked

Take home message after trying all three: this is worth doing. Not because you save a bunch of money although buying a huge picnic shoulder and turning it into these tasty sausages rounds out to about a buck a pound. It’s worth it because they are yummy and it is legal in Massachusetts to stuff your own sausage.

Made Fresh With Stuff From Our Appleton Farms Farm Share Making Shrimp, Sausage and Sugar Snap Pea Spring Rolls With Habanero Pepper and Garlic Scape Pesto Video With Sista Felicia

Sista Felicia will be bringing you a weekly recipe with stuff that is in abundance at your local farm.  In our case we have a Farm Share at Appleton Farms.

Click the picture for the video we made at Ma’s house-


60 Won Ton Wrappers
½ cup shredded cabbage
¼ cup shredded carrot
½ cup minced sweet onion
½ lb. sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
½ lb. cleaned shrimp cut into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley sausage in a bowl
1 package Good seasons dry dressing mix
1 tablespoon fish sauce
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3-4 cups La Spagnola Oil for frying
Egg wash: 1 large egg plus 1 tablespoon water beaten well

Habanero Garlic Scape Dipping Sauce:
2 Habanero pepper seeded
2 garlic scapes coarsely chopped
1 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Dipping Sauce Directions:
Step 1: place all ingredients into a mini chopper and pulse chop 30 seconds
Step 2: carefully transfer into a serving bowl

Spring Roll Directions:
Step 1: heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium size fry pan over high heat
Step 2: add sausage meat and cook thoroughly, scrambling often during the cooking process, using a slotted spoonimage

Step 3: transfer cooked sausage to a colander and drain excess juices
Step 4: return sausage to pan, add Good Seasonings Dry Dressing mix, and parsley, mix well, and cook 1 minute, reserve mixture in a large mixing bowl
Step 5: return frying pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoon olive oil, add carrots, onion, celery  and garlic cook 2 minutes


Step 6: add cabbage, cook one minuteimage

Step 7: add fish sauce, salt and pepper mix well
Step 8: add shrimp and sugar snap peas, cook until shrimp begin to turn pink image

Step 9: fold in reserved sausage meat continue to cook 2-3 minutes over high heat until all shrimp are cooked
Step 10: transfer spring roll filling to a large bowl and allow to cool 5 minutes
·    Filling mixture can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 24 hours

Spring Roll Assembly:
Step 1: place won ton squares on the diagonal on a piece of wax paper
Step 2: brush each square with egg wash

Step 3: fix 1 tablespoon of filling onto the lower middle of each won ton wrapper
Step 4: fold bottom corner of wrapper up and away from oneself, over the filling
Step 5: fold both sides in towards the center
Step 6: tuck and roll remainder of the won ton wrapper sealing in filling image

Step 7: cover prepared spring rolls with a damp paper towel, until all spring rolls are assembled
·    Note: Spring rolls can be frozen for up to one month. Evenly space spring rolls across a large sheet of wax paper and fold them up in rows. Transfer wrapped spring rolls in a large gallon Ziploc freezer bag, and freeze on a flat surface in freezer. Carefully place frozen spring rolls directly into hot oil, using long kitchen tongs, do not defrost.
Step 8: heat La Spagnola oil in a large fry pan over high heat
Step 9: working in batches, carefully place spring rolls in hot oil, cook until golden in color approximately 1 minute, using kitchen tongs turn spring rolls and continue to cook until golden on both sides
Step 10: carefully transfer golden spring rolls to a paper towel lined cookie sheet fitted with wire rack
Step 11: arrange warm spring rolls and habanero pepper dipping sauce on a serving platter, serve warm

Indigo Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, Jalepeno, Carmelized Onion Pizza

Indigo in Hamilton Crossing is yet another joint from the Grammas, Cala, McDonough team. After getting a Fathers Day massage at Elements in North Beverly I stopped in the bar at Indigo for a glass of red wine and a brick oven pizza featuring carmelized onions, roasted red peppers, jalepenos, and home made sausage.

With the Sox on the TV, my glass of wine and this excellent pizza it made for a fantastic Fathers Day.