Vigan Longganisa Pasta Recipe
Vigan longganisa is a specialty sausage from the Northern part of the Philippines. The name derives from longganisa, meaning sausage, and Vigan, which is the provincial capital city of Ilocos Sur. This popular sausage is made with ground meat, garlic, and Ilocos vinegar.
Whenever I visit my relatives in Ilocos, I have the chance to enjoy this wonderful local sausage. As a chef, I decided to create a pasta dish out of it. I topped it all off with toasted herbed breadcrumbs to add more aroma, flavor, and texture.
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For the Vigan Longganisa Pasta:
- 2 pieces Vigan longganisa, skin removed
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
For the Pasta:
- 150 grams spaghetti
- 1 large plate
- 1 medium plate
- 1 small plate
- 1 small bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Set aside.
- Toast bread crumbs until golden brown.
- Add all the spices and mix.
- Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and add butter. Cook the Vigan longganisa.
- Add the pasta and the spiced bread crumbs. Toss until well blended.
- Serve immediately.
Tips and Techniques
- Serve the pasta with chicken lollipops.
- If you can't find longganisa, you may substitute any other type of sausage.
- If you'd like to make the dish spicier, try replacing ordinary oil with chili garlic oil.
- Adjust the amount of salt when using salted butter.
- When cooking butter, add a bit of oil in order to avoid burning it.
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