Puerto Rican Longaniza Sausage
Longaniza is a fresh sausage that comes from the Caribbean. Every area has a slightly different recipe. This recipe comes from Puerto Rico. The sausage came to my attention when recently were on vacation in Vieques. We had a paella dinner with Waldo on the island and one of the key ingredients was this sausage. He is known for his paella on the island. When I told him I make my own sausage, he said to bring some down next year and I will put it in my paella. I think I might take him up on it
Longiniza is made from pork and contains garlic and annatto seed. This gives the sausage its red color. For this recipe I used heritage pork from Dartagnon.com.
My recipe is below. Enjoy.
2 lbs Pork Shoulder 80/20 meat/fat split.
9 g Salt
2 g ground black pepper
2 g ground white pepper
5 g smoked sweet paprika
5 g hot paprika
5 g ground Annatto
8 g Oregano finely ground
4 Cloves crushed garlic
1. Grind the pork through 5/16 inch plate
2. Mix the ground pork with all the other ingredients
3. Stuff into medium hog casings
4. Refrigerate or freeze for storage.