Italian sausage soup: a special version from Tuscany

Italian sausage soup is a real simple yet delicious meal to prepare for a winter evening and family gatherings.

As for any other kind of soup Italian sausage soup has different variations. You can try cooking Italian sausage following different recipes according to your taste or according to seasonal products.

One thing that my Italian Grandma always does is adding some Mediterranean herbs and spices to the soup to give it a more interesting taste. Some people like to eat their soup with vegetables chunks and pieces of sausage other people like to blend everything and make it a creamy soup and then add sausage afterwards.

I find that the best part of Italian sausage soup is the crispy and fragrant croutons. Traditionally, to make croutons, we use Tuscan bread which has less salt. We simply bake it in preheated oven at about 425°F. for 8/10 minutes then add salt and extra virgin olive oil drizzle to it.

Tuscan bread is perfect to make croutons for Italian sausage soup because the sausage is already very tasty so the fact that it has less salt makes it lighter.

The first Italian sausage soup I’d like to share with you here is:

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Italian sausage recipe [as dessert?]

So you probably want to know all about Italian sausage recipe right?

The thing about cooking Italian sausage is that it can be so different from one region to the other but not only. One characteristic that distinguishes different types of Italian sausage is the kind of meat that you can find in the sausage itself. That’s right. Not every sausage is made equally!

The Italian sausage recipe is very ancient and the origins are uncertain. Some say it’s from northern Italy and the region Veneto (where Venice is) some other say it’s from southern region Basilicata. But there is one thing that everybody agrees on and it’s the fact that the first Italian sausage was made with pork meat.

Some Italian sausage recipes are spicier than others. One very common thing is to find Italian sausage with fennel seeds which I personally find pretty good actually because the taste of the fennel lessens the greasy taste of pork meat.

Italian sausage recipes vary from place to place and besides the meat and the use of spices like nutmeg, black pepper, fennel seeds or coriander they can also be different in length and width.

One Italian sausage recipe that my Grandma really likes and it’s also very popular is Italian sausage and peppers. Usually she prefers cooking Italian sausage with green peppers.

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