TAPS Fish House & Brewery – Fennel Sausage


Maiale Pizza – Fennel Sausage

Recipe type: Yield: 10 10″ Pizzas Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Maiale Pizza is a delicious, spicy, signature pizza of Chef Tom Hope and TAPS Fish House & Brewery here in Southern California consisting of Bacon, fennel sausage, salami, quanchale, tomatoes, mozzarella and arabiatta sauce.


1 lb Ground pork
1/2 lb Pork fat
1 t Red chili flakes
1 t Fennel seed – toasted and ground
1/3 C Fennel – caramelized & chopped
3 Cloves Garlic – roasted
1 t Salt
1 t Pepper


  1. Dice all the ingredients into small cubes for grinding.
  2. Chill meat and grinder.
  3. Grind all the ingredients, season with salt and pepper and taste.
  4. Adjust if it is necessary.
  5. Mix ground meat and vegetables with the paddle attachment until all ingredients are emulsified.
  6. In a small sheet pan, spread the meat mix.
  7. Bake in a conventional oven at 350F for 15 minutes.

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