Traditionally, summer sausages are made through a fermentation process that lowers the pH of the meat considerably and lends it an identifiable tangy zest. The process also slows the growth of bad bacteria. You can easily make your own summer sausages at home. Here are 5 summer sausage recipes to try out and 5 recipes for dishes to use them in.
1. Venison cheddar summer sausage
Add curing mixture to a cup of cold water together with mustard, garlic, pepper and liquid smoke. Add in cheddar cheese, jalapeno and minced venison. Roll into a sausage-like shape, wrap in foil and refrigerate for a day. Take it out the next day, bake at 300° F for two hours and serve.