I have to admit that when Kate suggested we make Linguica, I had never even heard of it. But we had 80 pounds of pork butt to make into sausages so I figured we might as well give it a whirl… It turns out it’s a Portuguese sausage made with paprika and garlic, and that’s precisely what we made! ;o)
It makes a lovely soup that was so delicious that I’m not sure I want to use it for anything else…
Here’s how you can make your own: You can also check out sausage making tips HERE.
5 pounds ground pork butt
2 Tablespoons paprika
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
2 Tablespoons minced fresh garlic
5 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Mix seasonings in a small bowl. Add to ground pork and mix well until fully incorporated.
Chill immediately. Cook a small bit to check taste. Add more spices or more meat according to your taste. Know that they flavor will alter some after a few days.
Use within a day or two or freeze for longer storage.