we were perplexed too with
this one!! It appears
that NDUJA is a spreadable,
air-cured salami. We
did have to look this one up
because as much as the
"foodies" we think are here,
we'd not heard of it...
The Churchgate Sausage Company
are always pushing the
boundaries when it comes to
flavours and combinations
they will try. Creativity rules
really knows his stuff about sausage
making, and these sausages are
certainly creative. A year
back, Churchgate came up with
Pork & White Pudding
which was a hit. Hmm? White
pudding is a spreadable meat, so,
other spreadables would work?
We can perhaps see the train of
Nduja then, what's that all about?
It's a soft air-cured salami style
meat originating from Calabria, in
southern Italy. Made from the
same cuts of meat as slicing salami
is made but it might originally also
have contained some offal. Minced
quite finely but still retaining a
certain amount of texture, it
features an abundance of very hot
chillies, and is a very dark red in
colour. It can be used
carefully in pasta dishes, soups and
stews, or simply spread on bread.
Not that I would be tempted to try
that to be honest!
We've sampled big hitting chilli sausages
before, so OK, bring on the stinging lips.
From the look of sausage in the raw,
they are quite dark in colour true,
but also well filled and plump.
The natural skins looking good too.
We thought we would just cook them
all rather than a couple to sample.
We pan fry all our tastings so with
the pan coming up to temperature
over a medium heat in they went.
A dot of oil as per normal.
The aroma from the pan was, as best
described as, sensational! Not
too much residual oil after cooking
remained which was good, but what
oil there was appeared not
surprisingly quite deep red in
The cooked texture of what must be
Churchgate's winning regular pork
mix with the added salami "paste"
just works. Firm but very
chewable, with a crisp bite from the
well browned skins. There's
also, just like the
Naga Chilli ones, a deepness
of flavour, that really hits the
spot. And surprise surprise,
also like the NAGAS, even after 2
cups of tea afterwards I was still
unable to taste the tea..!
Really well made sausages, yet
again! However there's some
"girlies" here that said "these
Nduja's are a little spicy aren't
they"...hmm? You can't please
Would we buy them
again...definitely, especially at
BBQ time in the better weather to
120x30mm before cooking, 120x30mm
85g before cooking, 77g after.
That's a shrinkage of 0% & weight
loss of approx 9%.
Need to check prices again:
6 sausages approx. £4.50