- Welsh Dragon
The victors of the recent
2012 Maldon Best of British Sausage
Awards, Meatline of Maldon, Essex with their
winning Welsh Dragon Sausages have finally
reached our review...
sausages are really something and
although they contain not a single
trace of dragon meat (yes yes ha
"hint of" sweet chilli
does produce some fire. It's not all
and flames here though,
the texture and bite make for a very satisfying
experience. There is a good succulence and yes OK the flavour of
the leeks is a little overshadowed
by the chilli which does linger for quite a
while after, but these are certainly an
interesting sausage you will enjoy.
Approximately 65% meat,
with good hog casings, the contents not packed too tightly,
produce a medium texture and a medium bite.
We noticed slight lengthways
shrinkage of the skins allowing
small eruptions at the ends but all
held together OK. Cooking
on/under a lower heat may be the
solution for these.
Mind you they're not a sausage to
eat with pickles, mustard or similar
for obvious reasons. These
would work really well cooked and
sliced small with pasta or as part
of a warm salad, and they would be
great as a special barbeque
offering! We however, just
went for good crusty white bread
sandwiches...simple is best!
A shame but we weren't able to do
the eaten cold test ... the whole
went when they were hot!
A serious sausage with a big
attitude, and, there were no dragons
harmed at all in the production
Meatline (Maldon) - Welsh Dragon
120x32mm before cooking, 115x30mm
90g before cooking, 88g after
That's a shrinkage of approx 10% & weight loss of approx
6 sausages approx £2.80