There’s an award-winning banger on the ‘Chorizon’ as Wadworth celebrate British Sausage Week
An award-winning sausage with chorizo, coriander and Horizon ale will take centre stage in Wadworth managed pubs during this years’ British Sausage Week (3rd-9th November).
The aptly named ‘Chorizon’ banger beat over 70 entries to take first place in the much loved annual Wadworth Sausage competition.
Open to pub staff (excluding chefs) and their customers, entries came from across Wadworthshire, with the top 4 entrants invited to the brewery for an intense ‘cook-off’.
The winning recipe was created by Nigel Holt, a customer of the Falkland Arms, Chipping Norton. Nigel’s flavoursome mix of ingredients and creative use of Wadworth’s Horizon ale impressed the judges, and will now be used in a signature dish throughout the Wadworth Estate during Sausage Week.
“I’m delighted to have come up with the winning sausage” said Nigel. “I’m a real fan of spicy food, and Horizon is my favourite Wadworth ale so ‘Chorizon’ seemed an obvious choice for me.’’
‘’I look forward to enjoying a meal with family and friends at the Falkland Arms so that they can sample the sausage too!’’
The sausages will be produced by local Devizes butcher Walter Rose & Sons, who supply meat to all Wadworth managed pubs. Jack Cook from the butchers formed part of the judging panel and was impressed by the standard of the entries.
‘’This year has been the best so far’’ said Jack. ‘’The standard was higher than ever, with each sausage bringing something new and exciting to the table. All were worthy winners and I’d be happy to pay money for any of them.’’
Wadworth Food Development Manager Scott Ferguson was also impressed. ‘’The combination of the sausage meat, chorizo and Horizon ale worked really well’ said Scott. ‘’The sausage competition is always popular with pubs and their customers and I’m sure this years’ winning recipe will be well received’’.
Nigel was presented with a selection of goodies, including a voucher for a Walter Rose & Sons food hamper and voucher for a meal for two in a Wadworth pub.
Runner up entries included a venison sausage with onion, chocolate and red wine, lamb with garlic, coriander, tikka spices, mint and yogurt, and a pork Thai banger made up of pork, coconut cream, ginger, lemon grass, sweet basil, garlic and Thai green paste.
Falkland Arms, 19-21 The Green, Chipping Norton, Oxford 0X7 4DB