Sujuk Sandwich, An Unforgettable Taste

This post is more dedicated to the filling of the sandwich than to the sandwich itself. Such a memorable stuffing is the Sujuk. Sujuk or sucuk is a sausage made from dehydrated, spicy, and fermented meet. A common sausage throughout the Middle East, the Balkans, and Central Asia. Sujuk is made from beef or lamb. Although some countries, such as Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, use horse meat.
The unique flavor of this sausage leaves no one indifferent. It has a powerful spicy flavor. It's the kind of food you can't forget once you try it. This time we decided to use it to prepare a sandwich with an incomparable flavor. However, a single piece of Sujuk serves to enhance the flavor of any stew. But how does this sausage get its powerful flavor?

Making of Sujuk
The manufacturing process of Sujuk is very interesting because it combines dehydration and fermentation in a single product. As we have already said, the fundamental component of this sausage is beef.
The first step is to analyze the meat to assess how much fat it contains. This proportion must be correct to prevent the Sujuk from being too dry. Then, like any other sausage, you have to grind the meat finely. And here begins the differentiation with other similar products. Said ground meat must be mixed with curing salt, which contains 0.5% sodium nitrite. At this point, a pre-ferment begins that lasts between eight to sixteen hours, depending on the manufacturer.


Uses of Sujuk
Sujuk has many uses within Middle Eastern cuisine:

  • If you are one of the brave ones who love intense flavors, you have to try a Sujuk sandwich. In this case, it is possible to fry the Sujuk in a little butter or simply grill it.
  • It is also present in emblematic dishes such as "Sucuklu yumurta" which is nothing more than eggs with Sujuk. It is also possible to use Sujuk to enhance the flavors of dishes such as Menemen.
  • Another use of Sujuk is as a flavoring for stews, especially kuru fasulye. A delicious white bean stew.
  • Likewise, Turks eat Sujuk stuffed borek with vegetables.
  • The uses of the Sujuk are multiple; here, we recommend one of the simplest preparations so that you can appreciate all its flavor if you have not tried it yet.



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