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Filipino Longanisa Sausage

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There are several versions of this recipe. This one is closer to the Ilocano version from northern Luzon, a little extra garlicky.


2 lbs lean pork meat coarsely ground or chopped and chilled
½ to 1 lb pork fat, diced
¼ tsp. salitre (available in drug stores as salt peter) or 1 t Morton's Tender Quick (sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite) available in most grocery stores.
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
t. ground bay leaf or 1 leaf finely chopped (optional)
2 T sugar cane vinegar or 3 T brown sugar
2 T achuete oil or 1 T achiote paste (see note below)
cup soy sauce
cup rice or white vinegar
t sea salt
1 t paprika
1 t black pepper
1 t red pepper flakes (optional)
sausage casing

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