What Is a Portugese Sausage Recipe?

Food.com offers a Linguica Portuguese sausage recipe that requires 5 pounds of coarsely ground pork butt as the main ingredient. The recipe serves about eight people and takes about 30 minutes to prepare.

To obtain coarsely ground pork butt, visit a local butcher and request him to grind 5 pounds of it. The required seasonings are 3 tablespoons of paprika, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke and 1?2 a cup of red wine. Additional items include 1?2 tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of fresh ground white pepper and 3 teaspoons of dried oregano along with 1 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper and 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper.

To make the sausages, combine all of the ingredients well. For the flavors to develop, let the mixture marinate for several hours. This step is not required if you intend to cook the sausages immediately. Stuff hog casings with the ground meat, or form patties. Cook the sausages on the stove or grill. For a more smoky flavor, do not add the liquid smoke, and cook the sausages on a smoker until their internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Store leftover meat in the freezer using a freezer bag.