Linguica Portuguese Sausage

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PetsRus

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.

Top Review by eddonnell

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well, if you can, leave for several hours so the flavors can develop.
  2. Stuff into hog casings or make into patties.
  3. You can omit the liquid smoke and smoke on home smoker until internal temperature reaches 160°.

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