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Discussion in 'Sausage' started by old poi dog, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha Everyone

    My wife and I did our first Sausage last week…Venison.  Sorry no views on that one.  Just to be sure we could do another successful sausage again we decided to do a Filipino sausage that is known as Longanisa.  There are many regions in the Philippines that make their version of Longanisa.  Our version is the Ilokano version, a sausage known for its vinegar/garlic traits. 

    Normally the sausage is packed with bits of pure fat, but I am at the age that I need to watch my fat intake and cholesterol level.  I minimized the amount of fat in the sausage and skipped adding the fatback in the recipe we used.  All in all, the sausage had the taste I was trying to recreate and was healthier.  Here are some of the pictures of the Longanisa.

    Pre grind


    Through coarse die






    Thanks for taking time to check my Q-View.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The sausage looks great. I can't wait to make sausage soon. 
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That's some nice lookin' sausage there Val !

    Thanks for showing,

  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    You go Val !! That looks great. Man you took some time to get the sausage goin but looks like it paid off. Congrats
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good to me Poi, any chance you could share the recipe?
  6. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sure Dan the credit for the recipe goes to Marvin Gapultos the owner of an LA Food blog "Burnt Lumpia"  If you can't find filipino vinegar, use a good quality apple cider vinegar. 

    Homemade Longanisa v2.0

    Makes 15-20 sausage links

    (For a more in-depth read on sausage making, see my original post on Homemade Longanisa)

    2.5 pounds boneless pork butt, cut into small cubes
    ½ pound pork jowl fat or backfat, cut into small cubes
    2 Tablespoons good quality sea salt (about 0.90 oz.)
    2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    10 large cloves of garlic, finely diced
    3/4 cup chilled Sukang Iloco, or
    other Filipino vinegar
    Hog casings, soaked overnight in water and then rinsed well inside and out.

    Combine the cubed pork, fat, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic in a large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

    The next day, grind the chilled pork mixture through the large die of a meat grinder. Add the chilled vinegar to the ground meat and mix with your hands until just combined.

    Form a small patty from the sausage mixture and fry the patty in a bit of oil until cooked throughout.  Taste the cooked patty for seasoning.  Add additional seasoning to sausage mixture if needed.  Cover and return the sausage mixture to the refrigerator and chill for one hour.

    Fit the hog casings over a sausage stuffing tube then tie the loose end of the hog casing with kitchen twine. Stuff the casing with all of the meat mixture. Tie off the open ends of the casing with more kitchen twine.  Using the width of your palm, measure off individual links by pinching the sausage, twisting links, and then tying the links with kitchen twine.

    Store fresh sausage in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months, until ready to cook.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My doctor just put me on chloresterol meds last week. I wonder why?????????????? I see you have the cabels stuffer, nice ....... yours looks bigger than mine. I have the 1hp. a #22.  Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try that someday... saved it to my recipe files
  8. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    [​IMG]   The camera lens added 10 lbs. to my grinder.  My grinder is a #8 and has half the horsepower of yours. 
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now that's some good looking sausage and it sounds mighty tastey after looking at the recipe. Now do you smoke that sausage or it just leave it fresh???
  10. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Right now all of the sausages I've made are fresh.  Once the wife and i get the  technique down pact and our recipes sorted out, we'll do smoke  versions of what we make.  [​IMG]