Longaniza is a Mexican and Filipino cuisine. It is a pork sausage similar to chorizo. The city of Chillan is famous for its longanizas. The Football Team of Chillan (Nublense) is nicknamed The Clockwork Longaniza. Longaniza may be eaten in Chile with a barbecue with bread as a choripan. In the Dominican Republic, it is flavoured with orange or lemon juice.
Unlike the Spanish Chorizos, Longanizas can be made from beef, tuna or chicken. Philippine chorizos flavoured with indigenous spices are Longaniza in the Philippines. Each region has its specialty in the Philippines.
Check out this recipe you must try if you love Filipino breakfast. This is best served with fried rice and fried egg.
Juicy Filipino Longaniza Recipe
- 2 pounds ground pork (minced pork)
- 2 cloves garlic - crushed until pasty
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash ground black pepper
- Mix all the above ingredients in a large bowl.
- Divide into four portions, and place each in a sandwich bag.
- Close the flap of a sandwich bag.
- Press with palm and fingers to make all ingredients inside the bag and flatten the meat.
- In the plastic sandwich bag, create grooves to make longanisa shapes.
- Put the bag in the freezer for hardening (10 to 20 minutes)
- Slice the meat as per the groove marks.
- Remove the plastic skin
- Grill longanisa.