News and Recipes

Quick and Easy Winter Coleslaw

  This easy winter coleslaw dish uses local, seasonal ingredients including brussel sprouts, carrots and apple.  We use this for a cheerful accompaniment to sausage wraps which is a great tea time treat for the whole family – particularly good at weekends and for walks and picnics (in or out of snow). Ingredients Brussel Spouts Carrots Apple Toasted walnuts Home […]

Primal Cut’s principles of good eating (made simple) #5

Good eating made simple We all know that what we eat matters.  How many of us also realise that how we eat is as important for our sense of well being and general health? Over many centuries, a certain ceremony and ritual has grown up around food and good eating.  We see this in every food culture around the world. […]

Honey and Harissa Sausage Skewers

Easy sausage recipe: These deliciously sweet and sticky sausage skewers make perfect finger food for Christmas!  Follow the easy steps below to delight your family and friends at your Christmas party. Ingredients   2 packs of Primal Cut gluten-free breakfast sausages (thin) 2 tbspn clear honey 1 tbspn orange juice 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbspn rose harissa   Method […]

Currywurst – perfect beer sausage?

What makes the perfect beer sausage? Sausage and beer together offer a unique and deeply satisfying treat for the senses.  Further consideration reveals that both have a long history of tradition and innovation.  They make a naturally great pairing.  We would like to nominate Primal Cut’s  Currywurst as this month’s best beer sausage.  This month, we are delighted that Mark […]

Local seasonal food, hello December!

Seasonal food in December December is the meteorological start date for winter.  Darkness rules (albeit briefly).  Don’t worry – local seasonal food is still plentiful – we have to look a little harder to find it. In reality, December is a month of darkness and light and hope and includes the big one – Christmas!  Did you know that before […]

Roast Vegetables and Sicilian Sausage

So many delicious root vegetables around this time of year, we thought we would create a roast vegetable tray bake topped with our very own brand new Sicilian Sausages.  We used three of our Primal Cut Sicilian sausages for this dish and it happily fed a family of four – use quality ingredients sparingly and you can still afford the […]

10 reasons health conscious sports stars love our sausages!

For all health conscious sports stars who love a good sausage, here are ten knock-out reasons to try our award-winning, artisan, gluten-free, all natural pork sausages! 1.  High meat content Our artisan sausages contain at least 90% meat and never more than 30% fat.  They are a good honest MEATY sausage and a real food product.  We know you will […]

Roasted sausages and beans

Sausages and Beans   This delicious sausages and beans supper is a real crowd please-r and easy on the wallet as most of the ingredients may already be hidden in the back of your store cupboard! Ingredients 8 free range PRIMAL CUT gluten free sausages (we recommend The Yorkshire) 2 medium red onions, each one cut into eight wedges 1 […]

Primal Cut – Our Story

Our story – who we are, where we are and what we do Primal Cut makes proper, award-winning, gluten-free sausages from delicious, fresh, free-range pork and hand-blended seasonings.   We produce all our sausages from our artisan kitchen in the village of Burley-in-Wharfedale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.  Michael Oliver founded Primal Cut in 2018.  Michael is a passionate […]

Sausage and Potato Roast

Introducing our delicious all natural, healthy sausage and potato roast – gluten free. Made with just five slow-food ingredients.  Simple and nutritious – we used Primal Cut’s “The Yorkshire” with it’s fresh pork and warming peppery taste to enhance this highly nutritious real-food dish. Enjoy! Sausage and Potato Roast: Ingredients 500g of washed baby new potatoes 3 tbsp. Oliver Oil 700 – 800 g […]

Cheese and Pickle Sausage Rolls – Gluten Free

It’s World Pickle Day today!  Here’s a quick and easy way to celebrate with cheese and pickle gluten free sausage rolls. Cheese and Pickle Sausage Rolls: Ingredients 400g Primal Cut Gluten free pork sausages (we used “The Breakfast”) 100g cheddar cheese thyme 1 tspn english mustard 4tbspn red onion chutney 375g gluten free puff pastry (eg. Jus-Rol) 1 egg Sesame […]

Clean Labelling and Primal Cut

What is a Clean Label? At Primal Cut, we use clean labelling to reflect the quality and integrity of the ingredients in our sausages.  A clean label will list natural, familiar and simple ingredients that are easy to understand, recognise and pronounce. What does clean labelling mean? Clean labelling reflects the trend to return to real food.  It demonstrates transparency and […]

November Festivals: MartinMas

What is Martinmas? The annual festival of Martinmas  is on 11th November. Since 1918, 11th November marks Armistice Day.  It has become a day of remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country and our future.  This year marks 100 hundred years since the war ended.  We remain forever grateful. Martinmas before Armistice Before that historic and significant […]

Sausage Casserole Recipe

Tasty Sausage Casserole There is nothing more comforting than a delicious sausage casserole on a cold November evening to welcome the family home from school and work. This lovely dish serves 6 (with mash or curly kale or both) and is cooked on the stove top.  For this simple real food tea you will need:- Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil […]

Principles of Good Eating (made simple) # 4

Principle #4 Base your diet on real unprocessed food. A short article based on common sense! At Primal Cut HQ, we firmly believe that if you base your diet on real unprocessed food, you won’t go far wrong.  This includes the battle against weight gain Nutritional Integrity and Real, Unprocessed Food Nature is very clever.  Food in its most basic […]

Sausage Rocket Rolls

Gluten Free Sausage (Rocket) Rolls These delicious gluten free sausage rolls are a real crowd pleaser. That perfect snack for new year or to eat around the bonfire. Best of all when their served warm from the oven Ingredients 6 Primal Cut sausages (The Hunters) 50 g grated cheese 375 g puff pastry 1 egg   Method Gluten Free Sausage Rolls: […]

Sausage with Borlotti beans

Sausage with Borlotti beans – Easy Gluten Free Tea! Pan cooked sausage with borlotti beans, spinach and creme fraiche:  this great tasting recipe is quick to make, seasonal, warming and budget friendly! Ingredients Coconut Oil for frying 6 free range, gluten free sausages – (we used Primal Cut healthy sausages – “The Cambridge“) – halved lengthways 2 red onions 2 garlic […]

Hello November! Local and Seasonal Food by Month

Hello November! Local and Seasonal Food by Month November is a month of fire and sparks, wood smoke and sulphur smells – a month in which we fight the encroaching dark with light and warmth: from bonfires, festivals and good food.  This means that November is a perfect month for good sausage! Seasonal Food by Month Only the hardiest of garden […]

Sausage Recipe – Sausage and Spicy Noodle Stir Fry

Sausage Recipe – Sausage and Spicy Noodle Stir Fry   Another tasty easy tea – a simple sausage stir-fry from Primal Cut. Fresh vegetables, orange, honey and soy sauce and noodles/courgetti Sausage Stir Fry: Ingredients 6 Primal Cut sausages 4 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp clear honey juice 1 large orange 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 garlic cloves 1 finger length piece […]

Changing attitudes toward the cost of food

Exploring the true cost of food Have you ever thought about the true cost of food? This is a tricky subject.  For many, money is tight and the promise of “cheap” food is an easy win. For that reason, supermarkets and manufacturers are happy to oblige and there is a lot of “cheap” food on offer. What is cheap food? […]

Hello October! Local and Seasonal Food by Month

Golden October is a month of morning mists, log fires, sweet chestnuts, bright red rose hips and dark purple elderberries and more seasonal food.  There’s a nip in the air this morning with spider webs visible with dew but other than that, no great seasonal temperature drop to report.  The darkening evenings are a definite hint that change is coming. […]

British Sausage: Proper Sausage – Part 2

British Sausage: Proper Sausage – Part 2 In British sausage – Part 1 I said proper sausage making in Britain was subject to strong influences from the Romans. Confirmation then that, British sausages evolved from the traditional favourites of the Roman soldier and gentry alike. Popular of the time and still sought after today were Italian varieties such as Lucanian or Luganega. Proper Sausage What is a Proper Sausage? […]

Primal Cuts to Primal Cut

Primal Cut to Primal Cuts   We came up with the name Primal Cut after many sleepless nights deliberating …spurious sausage references, innuendoes, buzzwords, management speak and fancy acronym’s. Eventually, it was an out of the blue – eureka moment when someone – can’t remember who! said: Let’s just say what we do: Free Range Meat. Primal and sub-primal cuts. Free from grains, sugar, legumes. […]

Small Scale Producers, independent shops and food outlets

Why support small scale producers, independent shops and food outlets? Fundamentally it is about choice.   Small scale producers, independent shops and food outlets or supermarkets.  We need to consider what the future of food shopping will look like if we allow supermarkets to dominate. Supermarkets favour global sourcing, bulk buying and centralised distribution.  They are systems based and process driven.  […]

British Sausage

British Sausage – A (troubled) history – British sausages have a long history, though the origin of sausage globally goes back even further. The first sausages were developed as a result of a problem present in almost every culture – How to prevent spoilage of precious meat, prior to the age of refrigeration. Back then the answer was…SALT! Notably, almost every tribe, […]

Recipe: Sausage with Marrow and Herbs

Sausage with Marrow and Herbs This recipe for sausage with marrow and herbs is a deceptively simple dish.  It’s a weekend sausage recipe that is really easy to cook.  This is because there are only five ingredients. Marrow thoughts – size does matter! Before we start it would be best to note that as far as marrows are concerned, size […]

Seasonal Pork and Apple Sausages

This week, our delicious pork and apple sausage is our sausage of the week.  The sausage  features apples hand-picked from Otley allotments.  We would like to say very special thanks to the lovely Hazel who made this all possible.  At Primal Cut, we only combine lovely, tender, free-range pork with the best quality ingredients for all our hand-made gluten free […]

Mexican Chorizo Rice

Mexican Chorizo Rice with Fresh Coriander   Our very own Fresh Mexican Chorizo Rice is the perfect spicy spin on the typical British tea-time treat. Being more than invigorating, wholesome and healthy, you simply can’t go wrong with this easy teatime option to satisfy even the hungriest family.   This Fresh Chorizo recipe originates from Mexican cuisine, thus our very own version is made from course ground […]

Celery Root Pasta, Sausage and Tomato Sauce

Celery Root Pasta with Sausage and Tomato Sauce Warming, delicious sauce of sausages, tomato and herbs served with a simple celery root (celeriac) pasta.  Serve it to a gluten-eater and they would be none the wiser.  Promise 😉 For the Sausage and Tomato Sauce, you will need – 1 tbspn olive oil 6 PRIMAL CUT Pork  gluten free pork sausages […]

Hello September! Local and Seasonal Food by Month.

Seasonal Food in September Hello September from the whole team at Primal Cut – and when did that happen?! It’s time to celebrate the abundance of seasonal foods available in the month of September. We have all of you to thank for a fantastic summer at Primal Cut.  We feel we have learnt so much by taking our sausages out […]

Warming Sausage and Butter Bean Casserole

A quick and easy family tea recipe: Sausage & Butter Bean Casserole cooked on the stove in less than 30 minutes Ingredients Method   Heat the oil in a large saucepan or frying pan. Add the sausages and fry gently for 5-6 minutes until they start to brown. Remove the sausages from the pan and set aside. In the same […]

Online Sausage Delivery – Free Local Delivery

Online Sausage Delivery! Online sausage delivery is available as standard across all our range of Posh Sausages. Also our delicious range of gourmet, gluten-free sausages are prepared on Friday for our stalls at Otley market and various farmers markets in the region on Saturday mornings – but we also now have a pre-order service available for local delivery to: Burley in Wharfedale, […]

Primal Cut’s Principles of Good Eating (Made Simple) #2

Primal Cut’s Principles of Good Eating (Made Simple) #2   Avoid Over Processed Food! Don’t get us started! It is as simple as this: the processed food industry is a business and their business is you and me!  The processed food industry makes money from pulling apart natural food stuffs and putting it back together again in a much more […]

Recipe: Honey Mustard Sausages and Blackberry Coleslaw

 Honey Mustard Sausages and Blackberry Coleslaw   Ingredients Serves 4   Honey Mustard Sausages: Method Firstly, Pre-heat the oven to 180C Mix the clear honey and wholegrain mustard together with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste Place the sausages in a roasting tin that is big enough to take them but not too big as to cause the […]

A Brief History of the Currywurst.

Are you looking for a delicious, satisfying fast food combo that will please every member of your family? We’d like to introduce you to the Currywurst – our version of a German traditional sausage with a very romantic past! History of Currywurst Currywurst is a tasty fresh pork sausage best served smothered in curry ketchup, topped with a delicate sprinkling […]

Monday Morning

Monday Morning! Happy Monday…It was another busy Saturday at Otley market and so good to see so many people out and about in the sunshine.  This is definitely going to be a summer to remember for all of us – thank you too for all your encouragement and feedback on our hand-made gourmet gluten-free sausages.  We listen and learn from […]

Yorkshire Sausage with Mash Bake

Delicious and easy weekend supper for all the family all cooked in a single tray. Our succulent Yorkshire sausage (in honour of Yorkshire day this week) with mash bake perfectly compliments the sweetness of multi-coloured cherry tomatoes.  Fresh herbs: thyme, rosemary and bay really bring out the flavours in this dish. Yorkshire Sausage with Mash – Ingredients Method Firstly, pre-heat […]

Hello August! Local and Seasonal Food by Month.

Seasonal Food in August Hello August and Happy Yorkshire Day!  We marked the month end by selling our “Yorkshire Sausages” at two markets in Otley and Baildon where Michael was immensely cheered by the rousing sound of the local choir belting out “Anyone who had a Heart” and joining in (much to the distress of our Robbie who had joined […]

Sundowners – 3 Refreshing Cocktails to sup as the BBQ cooks!

The name “Sundowners” , harks back to Britain’s colonial past, but don’t let that put you off! It is the collective name for a range of long cool drinks typically served at sunset, marking that point between the end of a long hot day and sitting down to formal dinner.  It reminds me of my folks who used to drink […]

Real Food: Principles of Good Eating I

Eat Real Food Here at Primal Cut we are passionate about eating real food and ditching the processed food alternatives in our diet…so principle #1 just makes good sense! Food as Science? Most of us don’t have mono and diglycerides of fatty acids in our kitchen  cupboard, we don’t possess nitrates, guar gum, high fructose corn syrup, malto-dextrin nor hydrogenated […]

Gluten Free Meatballs!

Brand New Gluten Free Meatballs Our gluten free Greek sausages flew off the market stall last week and were hugely popular with our customers so we decided to incorporate the flavours of “The Greek” sausage into a brand new sausage product: meatballs!  A combination of mouth watering-ly good free range pork, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, lemon and mint  – these […]

Can Barbecue Sauce be Healthy?

Can Barbecue Sauce be Healthy? Our recipe for delicious gluten-free barbecue sauce is easy to make and lip-smacking-ly  tasty. And because this recipe does not use processed white sugar it is definitely a healthier option. We  combine spices and a simple tomato sauce base to give a delicious indulgent barbecue smokey taste that makes a perfect accompaniment to our sausages. […]

Currywurst Tray Bake – Gluten Free

Lovely Family Tea Serves: 4-6 Our Currywurst tray bake is a delicious high tea and is great served to a group of friends who can tuck into the dish together – nothing better than shared food!  We recommend our delicious free-range & gluten-free Currywurst in this one – it brings a special uniqueness and extra dimension to your standard sausages. Currywurst […]

Local and Seasonal Food by Month – July

Why local and seasonal food? At Primal Cut HQ we love to eat our fresh artisan made gluten-free sausages with local seasonal produce – after all, if we have sourced the best quality meat for our hand-made sausages, we want to know that we are eating the freshest, tastiest sausage side-dishes to compliment the flavours – It just makes sense. […]

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