Our Cumberland style sausage is made using Rosemary, Sage, Parsley and Thyme with a little mixed Spice and some Cracked Black Pepper, it is essential that we get the balance of seasoning just right, so no individual ingredient overpowers any other, this produces our very own wonderful unique Cumberland style sausages and it is now available in gluten free.
Cumberland Sausages are fantastic and can be used for variety of recipes found on the internet, but our favourite is in a traditional Cumberland sausage casserole served with a selection of fresh root vegetables.
Being one of the best known Great British Sausages of all time, the Cumberland sausage has been a local speciality in Cumbria for around 500 years.
It is not known how the Cumberland sausage came to acquire its special shape and taste. Historically, the sausage was more seasoned than it is today.
These days there are many different varieties and shapes of the Cumberland sausage that are produced throughout the United Kingdom.
UK Pork (80%),Gluten Free Crumb (contains: rice flour, gram flour, maize starch, salt, dextrose), Potato Starch, Dextrose , Salt, Yeast Extract, Spices ( white pepper, coriander, nutmeg), Emulsifier E451, Preservative: Sodium Sulphite, Herb (sage), Spice Extracts, Antioxidant E300, Black Pepper, Mixed Herbs, Spice.
Natural Pork Casings
Lightly glaze your frying pan with a little oil - no more. Heat your pan up to a medium to high heat. Cut the sausages individually and place them in your pan, replace lid and fry the sausages slowly - try not to keep turning them, 2 or 3 times will do. After 12-15 minutes they should be ready, but if you like them a little crispy leave them a bit longer.
Place the sausages on a baking tray in a pre heated oven at 190°C or 375°F (Gas mark 5) for 25-30 minutes turning occasionally. For fan assisted ovens adjust cooking times according to manufacturer's handbook.
Set the tray on the middle shelf, set on a medium heat and grill for approximately 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally
Bring some water to the boil, turn down to simmering. Add the sausages and gently simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the sausages and completely cool at room temperature before refrigerating. After cooling they can be fried, grilled, oven baked or even barbecued without fear of being under cooked. They won't shrink or split so they keep the full flavour and succulence of the sausage inside.
Supreme Sausages are not suitable for deep fat frying as we only use natural casings which will burst under extreme heat. NEVER EVER PRICK YOUR SAUSAGES! this will cause splitting and loss of flavour and succulence. Not suitable for microwave cooking
Ensure your sausages are thoroughly cooked before eating. Check Product is piping hot before cooking
Keep refrigerated. Once open, keep refrigerated and consume within 24hours. Do not exceed the use by date. Always store uncooked meat covered and lower in the fridge than cooked meat. Suitable for freezing. Freeze on day of purchase and consume within 12 months. Defrost thoroughly in a fridge before cooking and use within 24hours. Once defrosted, do not re-freeze
Wash and dry hands thoroughly before and after handling raw or cooked meat.