The luscious Embutido
Embutido is one of the many recipes we acquired from the Spaniards. In fact the word embutido is the generic term for cured sausages in Spain, Portugal and some countries in South America. But did you know that the Filipino-style Embutido is not a sausage, but is actually a meatloaf?
Embutido is a Filipino-style meatloaf with ground pork as its main ingredient. It is a dish normally served on special events like fiestas, Christmas and other important occasions. In fact, Embutido was one of the dishes served on my wedding day!
There are a lot of versions made with this recipe since you can add pretty much anything to the meatloaf. The one I will teach you is the classic version that consists of hard-boiled eggs and Vienna sausages, a longer, thinner and often smoked version of the regular hotdog.
½-cup bread crumbs
1/8 cup fresh milk
2 ½-cup ground pork
5 oz Vienna sausages, chopped
2 pieces chorizo sausages, chopped
¾-cup sweet pickle relish
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup crushed pineapple
Salt and pepper
Butter for greasing
4 hardboiled eggs, sliced crosswise
In a large mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, ground pork, Vienna sausages, chorizo, raisins, eggs and pineapple. Mix well by hand and season it with salt and pepper.
Cut 4 pieces of aluminum foil (around 30×45 cm) and grease with butter.
Spread about a quarter of the pork mixture on each foil.
Arrange slices of the hardboiled egg in each mixture.
Roll the mixture into a log and make sure to seal the ends of the foil tightly.
Steam the roll for 40 minutes or until the Embutido becomes firm.
When you are ready to serve your new dish, remove the foil and slice it in bite-size pieces.
Serve it with ketchup to your family and friends and enjoy!
Tita Kathy tip:
After steaming the Embutido, you can also pan- fry or bake it and serve it as an entrée.
If Vienna sausages are not available, you can replace them with regular hot dogs or any mild- flavoured sausage.
Is your version of Embutido different from this one? Then share your version of the dish on the comment box below!