Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sweet and Spicy Linguiça (Linguiça Picante com Mel)

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This was a big hit at our Holiday Party. Everyone enjoyed the linguiça so much that it was over before some of the late guests arrived. Linguiça (LING-GWEE-SAH) is also known as Portuguese sausage. Brazilians eat it in pizzas, as an appetizer, part of a BBQ, you name it. It can be found at Latino food stores, or sometimes at Asian groceries stores too, normally vacuum-packed. I like to grill it for Andrew, or use it in a caldo verde.

I found this recipe at this great Brazilian site. I didn't make any changes to it, but you can also see some pictures of it here.

Sweet and Spicy Linguiça Recipe:

You will need:

1 lb of linguiça, sliced about 1/2 inch thick

1 bottle of sparkling wine

1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes


In a large pot, combine the linguiça and top it with the champagne, about 1 inch. You might not need all the wine.Cover pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat, remove lid and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed, adding the pepper flakes about half way through. When most of the liquid is gone and the linguiça is browned, remove from heat and drizzle with honey,enough to cover it all. Transfer to a plate and serve it warm or at room temperature.

1 comment:

Clumbsy Cookie said...

As a good portuguese I love linguiça, I allways have it in my fridge. This way of cooking it is wonderful!

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