Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:53 AM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:21 PM
As far as I know the morcilla is of Spanish origin that is Spain it is made at home or "en el campo" with pure pig's blood normally during the Autumn season when pigs are processed for ham, other smallgoods and morcillas as the blood is collected in vats.
Sorry for the short post, but, does anyone have a recipe for Argentine style morcilla that they can post? I have been searching all over the net but have had no luck.
I know that apples, rice,cloves are used in the mix. Sory cannot be of much help perhaps the European section can help you further.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:20 AM
This is the one I'm going to try first:
Pig's blood: 3 kilos
Pork Jowls: 3.5 kilos
Pork skin (from the pork butts): 3.5 kilos
Coarse salt: 200 grams
Cracked black pepper: 20 grams
Grated Nutmeg: 5 grams
Oregano: 20 grams
Ground cloves: 2 grams
Raw Onions: 1/2 kilo
Onions for sauteing: 50 grams
Parsley, finely chopped: 25 grams
Rendered pork fat: 1tsp (I'm guessing)
The pig's blood should be fresh. Refrigerate at 25F for 30 hours
Put through a sieve
Boil (I would braise) the pork jowls and skin until tender. Let it cool.
Grind using a 12mm plate.
Grind the raw onions through a 10mm plate and mix with the meats.
Saute the 50 grams of onions in the rendered pork fat. Add the parsley.
Mix the dry ingredients.
Mix the meats, raw onions, and sauteed onions in a big bowl. Add the dry ingredients and the blood.
Stuff in 38mm beef casings.
Poach in 170F water until no blood comes out when the sausage is pierced.
If you read spanish there is some info out there I can point you out to. Where are you located?