Lloyds (Bishop's Stortford) - Red Dragon

M Lloyds & Son at Market Square, Bishop's Stortford are a traditional high street family butchers. The shop is just up the road from us, so it's about time we paid them a visit...

We're told that the Lloyds family have taken over the management of the old Burtons butchers shop, and a couple of "Stortford" people we know said that we "really needed" to try the sausages!  We like a chilli sausage or two here we do!  So sampling a "Red Dragon" from their very nice window display became the order of the day.

In the raw these 70%+ meat content sausages look pretty good, but they're not very red commented one of the younger troups!  Hmm...it's worrying!

Now we've tried various chilli laced sausages, and these do have a good chilli flavour, but the excellent taste unlike some we've tried, was well rounded and not at all stinging lips and heart burn later!  Mind you the cup of tea afterwards was unable to be tasted properly!

Texture-wise these came out medium and did retain a succulence and a good chew. The natural skins made for a good bite too.

We tried these pan fried and oven baked, with both methods producing a really good hot and tasty result that you really should try at least once.  We're up for getting to get some more to create a "sausage toad with a difference"!  I'll get the prices next time too. (Doh!)

Lloyds (Bishop's Stortford) - Red Dragon
 (Feb 2014)

Here's the sample details:
100x30mm before cooking, 90x31mm after.
64g before cooking, 57g after.
That's a shrinkage of 7% & weight loss of approx 10%.
We will check prices next time.


M. Lloyd & Son Family Butchers
5 Market Square,
Bishop's Stortford,
CM23 3UP

Opening times:
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00



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