Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop - Merguez

On a recent business trip to Cambridge I called in to the Gog Magog Hills farm shop for a look see and found a really interesting array of foodie stuffs including some very good looking sausages...

So here's a bit of background info if you're interested. Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop is a long established family business operating a Shop and Butchery, a Deli and a Cafe. Incidentally in 2012 they were named runner up in the Butchers Shop of the Year awards and runner up in the 2012 Observer Best Independent Food Retailer competition. Then the following year Gog Magog Hills do it again and are named runner up in the 2013 Observer Best Independent Food Retailer competition.

So what's this Merguez sausage then?  Well it's fairly course textured LAMB with some interesting seasoning giving it quite a memorable flavour.  I like these as they're something different.  Not to everyones taste perhaps (the troops here commented) but the almost "doner kebab" aroma and strong flavour edge make a humdinger of sausage sandwich believe me! 

These are not gluten free, do contain egg and quite a bit of fat / oil is released whilst cooking.  Oo err!

I've also tried these in an oven bake cooked in a rich tomato sauce, with a poached egg...absolutely scrummy! (See the photo below)      

Expensive for everyday sausages, yes OK, but lamb is expensive. 

So spoil yourself, why not call in to the farm shop and pickup some yourself to try, and then let us know what you think about these too!

Gog Magog Hills - Merguez
    (Feb 2014)

Here's the sample details:
145x18mm before cooking, 125x19mm after.
43g before cooking, 34g after.
That's a shrinkage of 9% & weight loss of approx 20%.
6 sausages (265g) 2.91 (10.99/kg)



The Gog Farm Shop
Heath Farm,
Shelford Bottom
Cambridge CB22 3AD

01223 248352




You may also like to see:
Gog Magog Hills - Stapleford Classic
The Gog Farm Shop (Cambridge) - Traditional

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