Warwick butcher hoping to snag the national title
SAM Kekovich would be kissing the Carey Bros on their foreheads if he could, as the Warwick boys embrace the lamb sausage - and are hoping to take out the national Sausage King titles with it.
Having won the state titles in Brisbane in July last year, Mr Carey and a posse of four will flit off to Perth in February to represent Queensland in the quest to find Australia's Sausage King.
Paul Carey said the lamb, mint and honey sausage they were entering in the lamb category of the competition was a hit among customers and had the potential to win the top snag.
"Lamb just has that nice flavour and with honey and mint - it just goes so well together," Mr Carey said.
"It's not spicy, it's not overpowering and it has a nice even flavour."
Mr Carey said consumer taste was evolving, and people were more adventurous when it came to trying new things.
"People are exploring a bit more with flavours," he said.
"We used to do about two or three varieties of sausages, but these days we've got about six different types."
The Careys will join the country's best butchers at Kings Park in Perth on February 9 when judges will select the winners of a cook-off in Fraser's Restaurant.
Entrants are judged on the appearance, aroma, texture and flavour of their sausage.