Northern Meats has been expanding their store’s inventory over the past several months, adding to their product line flavored sea salts, flavor infused balsamic vinegars and olive oils. Today, Smokehouse Glenn decided to give my taste buds a tangy twist by giving his andouille a different seasoning spin!
Glenn’s andouille is fantastic tasting as it is; with his own recipe developed over 30 some years. However, today he decided to mix the flavors up a bit by hitting both ends of the taste spectrum incorporating sweet and spicy flavors.
Today, Glenn decided to saute his sliced andouille with olive oil infused with harissa. Harissa is a condiment from North Africa whose basic ingredients are chiles, garlic, coriander, cumin and salt. I’ve learned to taste the oils Glenn brings in to sample the straight up flavors used in his cooking. What a hit! This olive oil is nothing that I’ve ever tasted before – and the amount of heat the harissa added to the oil this name, harissa, I will add to my kitchen vocabulary.
On the other side of the flavor spectrum, Glenn used some pre-packaged Chow Chow from Troll Smokehouse. This particular cabbage relish contains cabbage, peppers, onions and sugar. A great compliment to the heat of the harissa olive oil that playfully swings your taste buds from heat to sweet.
Along with the best in beef, pork, chicken and seafood, Northern Meats now has an extensive variety of flavored balsamic vinegars, olive oils and sea salts assured to liven up any of your routine family recipes.
Northern Meats is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!