I love regional sausages and this one is top of the list. The cudighi sausage is bursting with amazing flavor. I would consider this fresh sausage to be a very easy sausage to make and perfect for not only the beginner but the experienced (especially if you like a tasty sausage).
Follow basic sausage preparation practices when making this sausage.
Clean and Sanitize all of your equipment.
Chill your meat to below 34f or 1c before grinding.
Mix your very chilled meat (under 34f or 1c), liquid, and seasonings till the mince becomes very tacky.
Stuff the mince into sausage casings and prick out any air pockets or just make sausage patties.
Cook till the internal temperature reaches 155F
Here are a few things you might find useful when making sausage
in a small pot, add the wine, cinnamon stick, garlic, and clove. Bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer for a minute or two and remove from the heat. Let cool, place in a container, and refrigerate overnight.
Prepare the sausage
Clean your meat of any silver skin, sinew, arteries and cut into small strips or cubes. Place in the freezer for an hour or until the temp reaches 32f – 34F. (0c-1c)
Grind your very chilled meat on a medium plate (6mm)
Mix the chilled meat, spices, biner, and wine infusion till it becomes very tacky. If you grab a small handful, it will stick to your hand if you hold your hand upside down.
Once your meat is sticky, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 4-5 days. This will help developed the flavor of your cudighi
After the 4-5 day aging period you can form your cudighi by portioning out 130g meat balls and flatten them into rectangular patties. You can also stuff this into a hog casing if you would rather these in the sausage format.
Gently cook your sausage to an internal of 155f (68c). Enjoy.
Fresh sausages are more perishable than cured sausages. So, refrigerate them and eat them within 1-2 days.
You can also individually wrap the formed patties in cling film and freeze them for later. This sausage freezes great!! I would place these sausages in a vacuum sealed bag and freeze.
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