Blanco de Alicante

Blanco, sometimes called “blanc” is a cooked sausage popular in eastern regions of Spain: in País Valenciano, Murcia and Balearic Islands. Blanco de Alicante originates in the municipality of Alicante, País Valenciano. Blanco, like Blanquet is a white short sausage, with a large proportion of fat what results in a light colored sausage somewhat similar to white morcilla, although technically speaking, it is a cooked sausage (salchicha cocida). The typical spices are pepper, cinnamon and cloves, occasionally star anise is included, too.
MeatsMetricUS
Pork, lean500 g1.10 lb
Dewlap*500 g1.10 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt20 g3.5 tsp
Black or white pepper4.0 g2 tsp
Cinnamon0.5 g¼ tsp
Cloves, ground0.3 g1/8 tsp
Instructions
  1. Grind meats through 6 mm (1/4”) plate.
  2. Mix ground meats with all ingredients.
  3. Stuff into 20-30 mm calf or pork casings forming links 10-12 cm (4-5”) long.
  4. Cook in water at 80° C (176° F) for 30 minutes. The sausage is ready to eat. Refrigerate OR:
  5. ** Dry at 12-15° C (53-59° F), <75% humidity for 30 days. Store at 10-12 C (50-53 F), <65% humidity Or refrigerate.
Notes
Consume cold or cooked. * * can be substituted with jowls. ** Blanco de Alicante is dried (aged) after cooking and that separates it from other blancos/blanquets whose manufacturing process ends with the cooking step.

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