Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
We used to eat this sausage on our holidays in Portugal. This recipe comes closest to how I remember it tasting. I do not have a smoker so the liquid smoke is a good solution. Freezes well. If I can get casings I make the sausage but as patties or burgers this is great too. No standing time included.
- 5 lbs pork butt, coarsely ground (my butcher does this for me)
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons liquid smoke (adjust to taste or depending on the brand you use)
- 1⁄2 cup red wine
- 1⁄2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons fresh ground white pepper
- 3 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients and mix well, if you can, leave for several hours so the flavors can develop.
- Stuff into hog casings or make into patties.
- You can omit the liquid smoke and smoke on home smoker until internal temperature reaches 160°.
Excellent! The spicing results in a very flavorful but not overly peppery sausage. I trimmed the butt very well--so my sausage was a bit dry when grilled, but we loved the flavor. Made a terrific base for pasta sauce, too! I was a little unsure of using liquid smoke--but it isn't made of bizarre chemicals as I had feared. Thanks, Pets!
I increased both the paprika and garlic and did several test samples (fry up a small patty) before finalizing. Also added 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. The picture is using the small 21cm collagen casings . I have found a local store that sells bacon pieces in bulk for very cheap and I sub that for liquid smoke. I eat a very low fat diet and eat very clean however, sausages cannot be without some fat. These have an excellent deep flavor.
I followed your recipe and instructions, I did not deviate from them at all. Both myself and my 87 year old Portuguese Uncle , who is from Fall River , Mass ( both his parents where born in Sao Miguel , the Azores) and we tasted no hint of Liguisa? It tasted more like a basic breakfast sausage , minus the sage with more garlic. Could you review your recipe and see if maybe you left something out? And if to you this is genuine Portuguese Linguisa, I would have to just strongly disagree. We took such pains to follow it exact, and the other reviewers seemed to have got what they wanted, I'm just baffled.