Embutido, (Spanish and Portuguese) or enchido (European Portuguese), is a type of sausage found in Spain, Portugal, Philippines,Central and South America.
Here in the Philippines, Embutido is originated from Quezon Province and it is the traditional Filipino style meatloaf, wrapped in an aluminum foil and steamed. This is usually served when there will be special occasions. Some prepared it every time there will be fiestas, Christmas, birthday celebrations, and even New Year. This is very famous to us Filipinos because of the unique taste and texture of this. After preparing all of the ingredients needed, mix everything together in a mixing bowl, roll mixture. Roll it tightly and for the finishing, wrap it in aluminum foil then seal both ends. That’s the time that you have to put in a steamer and in just an hour your Embutido is now ready to be chilled.
Though this type of dish will be needing enough budget because of the ingredients needed to have a perfect one. But once it is prepared and cooked, it can be stored and freeze but then surely the price was absolutely optimal. It is the perfect dish for those who has an unexpected guests. It can be served as cold cuts or sliced to fry. If you want it to cook it again, you have to remove it from the foil and fry it until the sides of your Embutido gets slightly brownish or until it looks like it’s crispy. For the great dip some would love to use Filipino ketchup or the barbeque sauce.
Just follow the procedures below to have it on your own way to cook it too. Try this now at home and have it. Here are the easy steps in making your Embutido so perfect.
- 1 kilo ground pork
- 2 cups diced ham
- ? cup grated carrots
- 1 cup pickle relish
- ? cup raisins
- ? cup green bell pepper (minced)
- ? cup red bell pepper (minced)
- 6 whole eggs
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Pinch of salt & pepper
- In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients well.
- Divide into 6-8 portions and roll and wrap in aluminum foil and seal on both ends.
- Steam or bake in oven until firm cooked.
- Let cool and refrigerate.
- Serve chilled and sliced.