This past week I ate a few new things I’ve never tasted before. The first was a vegan sausage that tasted out of this world. Many of you are familiar with my love of vegetarian and vegan foods. But what I have never mentioned is that tofu is not very high on the list of vegan foods I like. This tofu vegan sausage might just change my mind.
I found the vegan sausage at a local organic and health food shop. It is 100% vegetable and it is a bit spicy. The texture threw me off a bit because it felt like chewing on a crumbly sausage. Though the taste wasn’t identical it reminded me of Mexican chorizo. After a few bites the idea of wrapping it with fresh basil leaves popped in my head. That was a great idea because the taste was phenomenal. If you can find a spicy vegan sausage do give it a try. I can’t wait to go buy more.
The second new food I tried this week was lamb salami. We found the salami at a Middle Eastern grocery store. It smelled similar to other salami but the taste was different. Different in a really good way, it too had a slight spiciness to it. Now this is were the weird part comes in, we ate the salami with blue cheese spread and saltine crackers. Yes, you read that right, blue cheese spread with lamb salami. This was hubby’s brunch “creation”. It sounds really strange but once I took the first bite I was hooked. You have to try this weird combination.
The last new food I tried this past week was fresh fennel bulbs. I’ve been wanting to try fennel for a long time but never knew what to do with it. That is until a recent conversation with my mother-in-law. She spoke of grilled fennel bulbs with such gusto that she persuaded me not to wait any longer. All I did was cut off most of the top, rubbed with a little olive oil and grilled it, the taste was so incredibly good. It has a similar taste to the seeds, that is a slight anise taste. I can’t wait to cook it again.
What about you guys, ever tried any of the foods in this post? Or did you try any new foods this week?
Happy Sunday! See you tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a shrimp recipe.