Salter & King (Aldeburgh) - Aldeburgh

We were impressed with Salter & Kings Rustic Italian, so, with our travels somewhat curtailed, we took the decision to order online and arrange what must be a 80 mile delivery for our sausage fix this time...

OK rather expensive for just a couple of packs of sausages and some bacon, but believe me when I say it was worth the cost as we enjoyed every bite. Yeah, alright it was an extra tenner for the P&P but if you order by midday you'll get your order by 4pm the following day.  See their web site for deliveries. For a big order, they'll deliver for free! Well our delivery arrived on time still chilled in a substantial cold packed box so no messing there!

Salter & King have shops in the High Street, Aldeburgh, and The Causeway, Peasenhall. They have a "promise" to their customers that includes "to sell only the very best pasture-fed and additive-free meat, and to source all their meat from free-range, organic and small scale farmers who use natural farming methods that actively encourage the soil and surrounding countryside to flourish". This quite honestly is right up our street!

I won't copy here what's on their web site about their ethic, we'll put a link below so you can look see for yourself. Suffice to say, we like what we see...AND the fact that they use local Suffolk suppliers such as Robert Simondsís farm in Oxburgh for the pork is top draw!

Now the Aldeburgh Sausage. A 80% meat handmade Salter & King own recipe, in natural hogs casings and all hand tied at the Peasenhall shop we are informed. Apparently the first sausage flavour made when the Aldeburgh shop opened!  A course meaty texture, and according to the labelling, with rusk, coriander, mace and white pepper. Well, they certainly do look good in the raw!

There's only two of us here, hiding away from it all at Sausage Review HQ at present, so only four went in to the pan for a sausage and mash supper, and the other two I kept back for my personal lunch tomorrow!  The sacrifices we have to make to bring you these reviews!

An excellent flavour with yes a course texture but not one of those crumbly fall apart sausages. A good bite and chew, and the natural skins worked well containing the meat and juices perfectly. No splits or bursts, and certainly absolute minimal residual oil left in the pan.  Shrinkage and weight loss was noticeable unfortunately but this shouldn't detract big time as these are a wonderfully satisfying sausage delight.

Incidentally we also bought a large(ish) pack of Dry Cured Oak Smoked streaky bacon too...blooming lovely!

Salter & King (Aldeburgh) - Aldeburgh (Feb 2021)

Here's the sample details:
115x30mm before cooking, 100x30mm after.
78g before cooking, 69g after.
That's a shrinkage of 13% & weight loss of approx 11%.
6 sausages in a vacuum pack (510g) approx. £5.00   (approx £10.00/kg)

   
  

Salter & King, Aldeburgh
107-109 High St, Aldeburgh,
Suffolk, IP15 5AR
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 8am - 1pm
01728 452758

Salter & King, Peasenhall
The Causeway, Peasenhall,
Saxmundham IP17 2HU
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 8am - 1pm
01728 660219

www.salterandking.co.uk

 

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