There are a number of complicated professional recipes available, but require casings, plus drying and smoking. The above recipe makes a good home linguica. Enjoy..


  • 4 lbs. boneless pork butt
  • 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 to 7 cloves garlic,minced or pressed
  • 4 to 6 small dried hot chili peppers, crushed
  • 1 Tbls. coriander
  • 1 Tbls. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cold water


Cut pork into cubes, separating lean meat from fat. Measure or weigh; you should have equal parts, or 2 pounds each, fat and lean. Grind coarsely. Combine ground meat in large bowl with remaining ingredients, and mix well with your hands or a heavy spoon. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Shape into patties or links.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Allied Kenco
Submitted By: Eileen Werth
Portuguese Linguica Sausage