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Posted: 6/8/2002 3:22:23 AM EDT
What is the spice or herb or whatever in the susage they put on pizzas that looks like a little grain of barley?  I want to get some to make some axis venison sausage meatballs for spaghetti.

TIA

bon apetite!
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 3:26:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 3:31:03 AM EDT
Thanks, DF, but no - it looks like an individual piece of grain - like a shrunken piece of rice with a slit along it's length.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 3:38:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 3:41:37 AM EDT
"flavor kernels"

(fingernail in chili - Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 3:55:31 AM EDT
It's Caraway, often called Caraway seed, but it is actually dried fruit:

[img]http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/pictures/caru_04.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 4:19:59 AM EDT
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It's Caraway, often called Caraway seed, but it is actually dried fruit:

[img]http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/pictures/caru_04.jpg[/img]
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700PSS - I salute you, sir!
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 4:22:54 AM EDT
Glad I could help, Tate! [8D]
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 4:23:12 AM EDT
Excellent on a pork roast or chops.

-hanko
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 4:30:26 AM EDT
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Excellent on a pork roast or chops.

-hanko
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Agreed! It harmonizes particularly well with garlic in pork and vegetable dishes, but don't try to combine it with other spices, it is too overpowering.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 11:56:10 AM EDT
I learned this from watching Cooking at the CIA shows on PBS:

Spices are seeds.
Herbs are leaves.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 12:19:02 PM EDT
NO NO NO!
Not carraway...FENNEL!
Fennel is also a dried fuit looking like carraway, but fennel is proper in italian sausage which is what is used on pizza.
Caraway may taste good also but it has a distict flavor closer to dill.  Fennel is closer to a anise flavor (licorice-like).
Taste each one first before you add to the meats.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 1:32:57 PM EDT
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I learned this from watching Cooking at the CIA shows on PBS:

Spices are seeds.
Herbs are leaves.
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I thought herb was a bud.

Wha'd the CIA teach, anyway??  "Assassination chili", "lamb shank with listening device", and of course the omnipresent "secret sauce"? [:D]
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 3:32:55 PM EDT
Yeah, probably fennel, but don't they sometimes put anise seed on pizza (has a licorice taste)?  Maybe I'm thinking of italian sausage.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 4:26:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 4:38:54 PM EDT
If that came off your sausage, man you got problems.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 6:26:58 PM EDT
If that's Italian sausage then it could be fennel seed.
Link Posted: 6/8/2002 6:34:58 PM EDT
red-don has it right. It is fennel.
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