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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
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- Thread the Chouriço Micalense rounds and pineapple chunks alternately onto the soaked wooden skewers.
- Brush the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill the skewers for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until the Chouriço is slightly crispy and the pineapple caramelizes.
- 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.