UPDATE: Hi, everyone. Re-posting this write up because the time to vote is now! Please give me your vote if you like my recipe :) Thank you! The polls will be open till Friday.
I've had a lovely relationship with Marx Foods (a food company based in Seattle). A while ago they sent me a variety of dried peppers to try and I quite enjoyed experimenting with them.
Last week I received an email from Justin Marx encouraging me to participate in testing their new game sausage. I was intrigued and willing to play.
There were a few snafus with FedEx, but I received my package from Marx Foods last Thursday and although completely defrosted, it was still safe to consume. I found out that the sausage comes fully cooked, and not raw as I expected. That made me change my mind regarding what I was planning to cook with the sausage. Plus, the variety that I received was smoked duck. I'm not a huge duck fan because of its strong flavor, and wanted to come up with a dish that would let the sausage shine but at the same time make it less pungent.
Plus, you can make this salad year round!
1 orange, segmented
1/2 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons cranberries
1 duck sausage, cut diagonally and grilled on both sides (I used my George Foreman grill, but feel free to use your outdoor grills)
2 cups young lettuce leaves
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Either combine all the salad ingredients and drizzle with the dressing or
3. Make a layered salad (see below).
There will be voting on Marx Foods website starting with June 8th. There will be one winner out of 11 people who will receive an entire game sausage sampler!!! Please mark your calendars to vote for me :) I'll also remind you of this next week!