If you’re walking through the meat department at your local supermarket, you’re likely to see myriad different types of sausages. Of course, all of these sausage varieties have different uses, from classic maple sausages for breakfast, smoked andouille sausage for a jambalaya, Italian sausage for pasta, but what about sausage with sage? First, it’s important to know what it tastes like.
Sausage with sage has an herbal quality, similar to eucalyptus. It is peppery, earthy, sweet, and subtlety minty.
What is Sage?
Sage is an herb that is commonly seen dried and sold in bundles with the intention of burning or “smudging”. It has an intense musky-yet-bright herbal aroma and is often used in indigenous spiritual cleansing ceremonies, though this unique herbal quality lends itself well to cooking!
Health Benefits of Sausage With Sage
Adding sage to sausage doesn’t just boost the flavor of the meat; sage contains several vitamins and minerals, such as:
- Vitamin K, A, C, and E
Not to mention the sausage itself is high in both iron and selenium!
What Can I Add Sausage With Sage To?
Sage sausage makes an excellent savory breakfast protein for those that don’t prefer a classic sweet maple sausage. It can be purchased either ground or in a casing, depending on how you plan on incorporating it into your meal. Sage sausage lends itself well to:
- Pasta like lasagna or bolognese
- Stuffed Peppers
- Sausage gravy
Try adding sausage with sage to your next recipe and enjoy the difference that its subtle and unique herbal kick can make.
How To Store Sausage With Sage
If you have leftover sausage with sage from your next recipe, it can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen for later. Uncooked sausage can be covered and stored in the fridge for one or two days or in the freezer for up to three months. Cooked sausage can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days or up to 6 months in the freezer.
Adding sage to sausage imparts a sweet, earthy, and peppery flavor. In addition, sausage with sage contains several essential vitamins and minerals, can be used as a source of protein in a variety of dishes, and can easily be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.