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Archive for December, 2014

Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day, serve hoppin’ John and other Southern comfort food 

 via the LA Times

“For some reason New Year’s Day at my house always means hoppin’ John, the starchy stew of black-eyed peas and rice that is the New Year’s dish across most of the South, as well as vast pots of collard greens, goose-fat red beans, and the seafood gumbo my friend Jervey makes at my stove.

New Year’s Day leans Southern. Hoppin’ John is the perfect dish for a lazy, gracious open house. It tastes good with either bourbon or Champagne.

The black-eyed peas, which resemble coins if you squint a little, are supposed to represent money in its abstract form. The collards represent folding green.”

Hoppin’ John Recipe

Jonathan Gold at the LA Times is correct. Hoppin’ John dinner is a Southerner’s New Year’s Day tradition and a chance to use smoked meats for the last holiday of the season. Use our Collard Green Recipe for your 2015 good fortune, and enjoy spending the day with family reminiscing on the past year and looking ahead to the next!

Collards

Happy New Year Friends! 

How To Cook Smoked Sausage

On all of our packages, the words ‘Cook Thoroughly’ are featured. Although the sausage is already smoked at our plant in Savannah, Georgia, it still needs that extra step of reheating it to the proper temperature.

How to Cook Smoked Sausage

cook thoroughly

Our friends at the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have put together a list of ways that you can Cook Thoroughly to 165 degrees while still maintaining our great taste!

Cooked Sausage

Cooked Sausage like wieners, knockwurst, cooked bratwurst and smoked sausage need only be heated (to the proper temperature) since it was cooked thoroughly during processing. This can be done in a variety of ways. To steam precooked sausage, bring a pan of water or beer to a boil. Remove the pan from heat and add sausage. Cover the pan and let it stand 10-15 minutes. It is not advisable to add sausages to vigorously boiling water because it may cause them to split. Cooked sausage also can be baked in casserole dish, microwaved, grilled or pan-fried.

All sausages should be turned with a tongs or a turner, not with a fork, because puncturing the casing allows the flavorful juices to escape.

Well there you have it! Smoked Sausage is one of the easiest items to cook for you and your family. Check out one of our great recipes to get started!

Roger Wood Recipes