Exploring the Flavours of Azores: Chouriço Micalense

Nestled in the heart of the Azores archipelago, a little-known culinary gem awaits discovery: Chouriço Micalense. Hailing from São Miguel, the largest island in this Portuguese paradise, this sausage is a savoury sensation that deserves a place in your culinary repertoire.

The Essence of Chouriço Micalense

Chouriço Micalense is a traditional Portuguese sausage with a unique twist. Crafted with passion and generations of expertise, it’s made from high-quality pork and distinct regional spices. What sets it apart is the use of local ingredients like sweet peppers and garlic, giving it a rich, smoky flavor profile and a touch of spice.

A Taste of the Azores: Chouriço Micalense and Pineapple Skewers


  • 2 Chouriço Micalense sausages, sliced into rounds
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Thread the Chouriço Micalense rounds and pineapple chunks alternately onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  3. Brush the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the skewers for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until the Chouriço is slightly crispy and the pineapple caramelizes.
  5. Remove from the grill, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve hot.

This delightful recipe combines the smoky, spicy flavours of Chouriço Micalense with the sweet juiciness of pineapple, creating a perfect harmony of taste that will transport you straight to the Azores.

Whether you’re exploring new culinary horizons or reminiscing about past travels, Chouriço Micalense is a must-try. So, next time you’re at Pavão Meats, be sure to pick up this authentic Portuguese delicacy and embark on a flavour journey to São Miguel, one delicious bite at a time.

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