KOSHER SAUSAGE & JACK'S GOURMET
In recent years, kosher sausage options have expanded tremendously, due to the diligent work of Chef Jack Silberstein and Dr. Alan Broner, co-founders of Jack’s Gourmet. In 2010, Jack Silberstein, a highly successful chef, introduced a variety of ethnic-flavored sausages to the kosher market. These included Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, Mexican-style Chorizo, Bratwurst and Boerewors. Through the years, Jack’s Gourmet has continued to revolutionize the kosher palate with gourmet offerings such as Facon, Spicy Italian-Style Salami, old-world Corned Beef and Pastrami, and a variety of nitrite-free sausage patties and burgers. The general philosophy of Jack’s Gourmet is to use quality ingredients and avoid gluten, MSG, fillers, byproducts, and artificial ingre- dients, which explains the loyal customers and many accolades the company receives. In line with their mission to continually introduce new flavors to the kosher con- sumer’s palate, Jack’s Gourmet has recently released an all-new flavor which premiered this fall: Beef Merguez Sausage.
Sausages are now a staple product in kosher kitchens across the country as they provide a substantial flavor base for many dishes and are a secret ingredient in many top chefs’ repertoires. Jack’s Sweet Italian Sausage is especially unique in that classic Italian sausage utilizes non-kosher meat and is a flavor that most kosher cooks were, until recently, unfamiliar with. The sweetness in the sausage comes from notes of sweet pepper, fennel, and fine herbs used to flavor the meat.
To celebrate this unique ingredient, we reached out to two top chefs who shared a recipe highlighting Sweet Italian Sausage. It’s up to you, our devoted readers, to vote on which dish appeals to you most. Click through and try the recipes yourselves. Share your own recipes with us and be entered to WIN!!
Sausage and Chicken Leg Rouladeby Chef Alex Reznik, a Top Chef alum and former chef of La Seine and FigOly, has recently opened Ditmas in Los Angeles, Ca., as an ode to Ditmas Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, where the chef grew up. Modern and classy dining atmosphere, and incredible kosher cuisine makes Ditmas a must-visit restaurant. Check out www.ditmasla.com.
Apple and Yellow Lentil Soup with Sweet Italian Sausage by Chef Valentin Bay of C&R Kitchen in Philadelphia, Pa. Citron & Rose opened in 2012 and brought high-quality ko- sher dining to the Philadelphia community. Chef Valentin Bay currently heads C&R Kitchen, Citron & Rose’s gourmet casual concept restaurant, with a full bar of signature cocktails. Visit www.citronandrose.com for more information.
VOTE for your favorite recipe by commenting below for your chance to win a variety of prizes including a subscription to the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine.
*CHALLENGE THE CHEF: Share your favorite sausage recipe, which will be published in a special online post, and the winner will receive a variety of Jack’s Gourmet products including their very sought-after Jack’s Gourmet branded hat and apron, delivered right to your door!
The value of this prize is over $100.00. (Disclaimer: contest is open only to residents of the contiguous United States.) - SUBMIT YOUR RECIPE HERE!
THANKS EVERYONE FOR VOTING AND SUBMITTING RECIPES -THE WINNER IS SUSAN TURNER!! NOW IT IS TIME TO ENTER OUR NEXT RECIPE CONTEST ON QUINOA!! JUST IN TIME FOR PASSOVER SUBMIT YOUR QUINOA RECIPES NOW.
This post is sponsored by Jack's Gourmet Kosher Sausage company.