I'm looking for lots of details about linguica, i've seen it spelled linguisa as well. What size casings is it stuffedin? What is it seasoned with? If anyone has a recipe to make it, that would be great. Any and all info is appreciatted.
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Thanks for the reply. I posted it in New England because of the portugese culture there. I was also going to post it in elsewhere in america because I know hawaiians respond to that board. Is this o.k. I am a home-sausage maker and I'm looking for all sorts of info not just a recipe.
It's normally spelled linguica, pronounced "lin-GWEE-sah". It's common in supermarkets in eastern/southeastern New England, especially the coastal areas from Gloucester to Fall River, because of the Lusophone population here. Linguica is less spicy than chourico (pronounced "shoor-EESE") the Portuguese cognate of Spanish chorizo, which is different from Mexican chorizo). They are the featured condiment of a major New England soup, kale soup (which is a variation on Portugues caldo verde). Which is my favorite soup, recipes for which are searchable on the Home Cooking Board, IIRC.
Anyway, a couple of the larger makers in Massachusetts are
You can purchase online to compare to the results of any recipes you find.