Longaniza is a Spanish sausage originating in Spain and there are different varieties of longaniza depending whether it's made in Cataluna, Aragon, Navarra, Andalucia or other Spanish regions. The sausage is also made in Argentina, Chile and in Caribbean. This leads to different recipes and for example in Dominican Republic it is flavored with juice of the orange or lemon.
|pork||300 g||0.66 lb.|
|beef||500 g||1.10 lb.|
|pork back fat or fat trimmings||200 g||0.44 lb.|
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
|salt||28 g||5 tsp.|
|Cure #2||2.5 g||½ tsp.|
|dextrose (glucose), 0.2%||2.0 g||½ tsp.|
|sugar, 0.3%||3.0 g||½ tsp.|
|pepper||4.0 g||2 tsp.|
|red pepper||2.0 g||1 tsp.|
|coriander||2.0 g||1 tsp.|
|garlic||2.0 g||1 small clove|
|fennel, whole seeds||2.0 g||1 tsp.|
|mace||1.0 g||½ tsp.|
|red wine||30 ml||2 Tbsp.|
|T-SPX culture||0.12 g||use scale|
- Grind pork and back fat through 3/16" plate (5 mm). Grind beef with 1/8" plate.
- Mix all ingredients with meat.
- Stuff firmly into 40-45 mm beef middles or protein lined fibrous casings. Make 6" (15 cm) long links.
- Ferment at 20º C (68º F) for 72 hours, 90-85% humidity.
- Dry at 16-12º C (60-54º F), 85-80% humidity for about 2 months. The sausage is dried until around 30-35% in weight is lost.
- Store sausages at 10-15º C (50-59º F), 75% humidity.
Sausage recipe for making traditional Longaniza Navarra without nitrate and fermenting starter culture: Longaniza Navarra
If sausage is made without starter culture (not recommended) read about making traditionally fermented sausages in Fermented Sausages.