Memorial Day is the unofficial start of grilling season.
Along with the chicken, steaks and fish on the grill, how about sausages? Better yet, how about a sausage and beer painting?
While there are good brands across the country, we especially enjoy the sausages of Les Trois Petits Cochons (lay-TWAH peh-TEET coe-SHONE, a.k.a. The Three Little Pigs).
Available nationwide, the brand began in our home town of New York City, so we’ve been eating them for a decade or two (along with the pate and other charcuterie).
When we asked the brand what beers they would pair with the sausages, they were forthcoming with these recommendations. The pairings can be ported to any brand of sausage.
Whether your sausage is chicken, lamb or pork, there’s an excellent pairing of light- or medium-bodied beer (the different types of beer).
Lovers of heavy-body beers can substitute a doppelbock for medium-body beers.
Andouille Sausage – Pork Sausage with Spices
Chicken Andouille – Chicken Sausage with Spices
Chicken Merguez – Chicken Sausage with Harissa
Chicken Provençale – Chicken Sausage with Spring Vegetables
Chicken Sausage with Spinach & Gruyere Cheese
Merguez Sausage – Lamb Sausage with Spices
Smoked Chicken Sausage with Apples & Calvados
We sure are!
Instead of reheating the sausages for the plate or a roll, change the format.
Slice them, dice them, or remove the meat from the casing; serve with:
ABOUT LES TROIS PETITS COCHONS
Les Trois Petits Cochons has produced award-winning, all natural pâté and charcuterie since 1975 by crafting small, handmade batches using high-quality ingredients. One of the most awarded specialty food companies in North America, Les Trois Petits Cochons began as a small charcuterie in Greenwich Village, New York City. Today it leads the pâté and charcuterie industry, offering a complete line of artisanal pâtés, mousses, terrines, sausages, saucissons, smoked meats and other French specialties.