Morcilla de Picaro

Morcilla de Picaro originates in region of Murcia in Spain. The sausage contains typical ingredients such as fat, blood and onions, however, it is aromatized with oregano, cloves and cinnamon. Presentation of Morcilla de Picaro is very attractive as it is in a shape of a string of round balls.
MaterialsMetricUS
Back fat, lard350 g0.77 lb
Pork blood200 ml6.66 oz fl
Onions450 g0.99 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of materials
Salt12 g2 tsp
Pimentón6.0 g3 tsp
Cinnamon1.0 g½ tsp
Cloves, ground0.3 g1/8 tsp
Oregano, dry3.0 g3 tsp
Pine nuts28 g1 oz
Instructions
  1. Peel the onions. Cook in water for 60 minutes, then drain and cool.
  2. Grind lard and onions through 3 mm (1/8”) plate.
  3. Mix onions, lard, blood, salt, spices and nuts together.
  4. Stuff into 40-45 mm pork middles making 4-6 cm (2”) balls. Keep 4 balls in one string.
  5. Cook in water at 80° C (176° F) for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool and store in refrigerator.
Notes
Serve fried, grilled or in stews.

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