Friday, June 6, 2008

Pork Longganisa and Chorizo

Longganisa, as what filipinos call it, is a native sausage. It is widely available in Philippine market and grocery stores. I miss it so much that when I saw some at the Filipino Store a week ago, I bought a pack and bragged to my hubby how good it tastes. I told hubby that longganisa is one of our favorite food to prepare for breakfast aside from ham and hotdog. Have you heard about tapsilog? That's one of the breakfast meal combos among cafeteria and restaurants. It consists of tapa (fried beef strips), Sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg). If there's a tapsilog, there's a longsilog too! A meal combo consisting of longganisa (sausage), sinangag and itlog. Like fastfood, these combos are value meals...

You can eat longganisa with ketchup, Mang Tomas all purpose sauce, chili sauce or just soy sauce mixed with vinegar. You can also grill the longganisa, i like it dipped in hot spicy soy sauce and vinegar!

But normally, longganisa are cooked in little water then fried. You can boil it first to get rid of extra oil before frying.

Aside from longganisa, chorizo is my favorite too. But hubby doesn't like it much because it's too oily according to him. You can make your own chorizo recipe:

1 lb. ground lean pork
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 Tablespoons vinegar

Mix all ingredients. Allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
Form into patties as with other sausage, or crumble and fry.


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