Maranho de Serta

Maranho, or stuffed goat sausage, is one of the more unique foods in Portuguese cuisine, originating in the Serta region of Portugal.

Goat meat500 g1.10 lb
Rice, boiled500 g1.10 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt18 g3 tsp
Pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Paprika, sweet2.0 g1 tsp
Fresh mint, chopped1 Tbsp1 sprig
Parsley, chopped1 Tbsp
General purpose or potato flour50 g1.76 oz
White wine60 ml2 oz fl
Lemon juice15 ml1 Tbsp
Water60 ml2 oz fl
  1. Cook the rice, but don't overcook.
  2. Chop the meat into thin slices or grind through 10 mm (3/8") plate.
  3. Mix meat with rice and all ingredients in a mixing bowl and let marinate for 2 hours.
  4. Stuff the contents into goat’s stomach. You can use 100 mm (4") diameter synthetic casings.
  5. Place in a boiling water and cook at 80° C (176° F) for 60 minutes.
  6. Refrigerate.
For a stronger red color, cut the raw meat into 1” (25 mm) pieces, mix with 1.0 g (1/4 tsp) cure #1 and hold for 48 hours in refrigerator.

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