An embutido is a generic term for sausages found in Spain, Portugal, the Philippines, and Central and South America (including Brazil).

It generally contains hashed meat, generally pork, seasoned with aromatic herbs or spices (black pepper, red pepper, paprika, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, or others) that is served wrapped in the skin of the pig’s intestines.

Mass-produced sausages of these types are often wrapped in a type of artificial, sometimes edible, skin.

There are several types of embutidos/enchidos:

  • Spanish Morcilla
  • Portuguese Morcela
  • Galician Androlla
  • Portuguese Linguiça
  • Philippine Longaniza
  • Alheira
  • Farinheira
  • Chouriço de Vinho
  • Chouriço de ossos
  • Cacholeira
  • Paia
  • Paio
  • Paiola
  • Paiote
  • Salpicão
  • Tripa enfarinhada


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