How To Cook Alaminos Longganisa At Home

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It’s pretty easy to cook Alaminos longganisa. You don’t need much oil to cook it. Here’s how to cook Alaminos longganisa. 😀 Some people call it Pangasinan longganisa. Since there’s a place in Laguna that’s also called Alaminos, some folks differentiate it by calling it Pangasinan longganisa.

We have been fans of this particular longganisa and we call it Alaminos longganisa. Each time we go Pangasinan, there is no way that we can come back home without it. Alaminos longganisa is such a hit at home. Here’s how we cook Alaminos longganisa at home.

Alaminos longganisa is such a rice generating viand but I don’t care. It’s so good that I can forget about my rice intake. More oryza sativa please!😁 Don’t forget the salt. It goes so well with MORE than a dash of salt.

What Exactly Is Alaminos Longganisa?

It’s pretty obvious … Alaminos longganisa is the local sausage of Alaminos, Pangasinan. It’s known for its very unique trademark … toothpick.

The casing of the Alaminos longganisa is sealed with a toothpick. Typically, the casing of local longganisa is tied. That’s not the case with Alaminos longganisa.  

The casing of the Alaminos longganisa is sealed with a toothpick. Typically, the casing of local longganisa is tied. That’s not the case with Alaminos longganisa.

Nonetheless, it works out pretty well with the toothpick because you’ll never know when you need it. It comes in very handy after eating all those yummy pieces of  Alaminos longganisa.😄

What’s It Made Out Of?

There are no special or shocking ingredients that go into it. I guess it’s just the way it’s made.

Alaminos longganisa is made out of ground pork, 30% of which is fat and 70% lean. 

Alaminos longganisa is made out of ground pork, 30% of which is fat and 70% lean.

A lot of garlic is used, together with some salt and pepper as well. It gets its orange color from annatos or atsuete. When you cook it, you can really smell the garlic.

A lot of garlic is used, together with some salt and pepper as well. It gets its orange color from annatos or atsuete. When you cook it, you can really smell the garlic.

How To Cook Alaminos Longganisa At Home

Now, for the best part. Here’s how to cook Alaminos longganisa at home. There’s really nothing to it. It’s very easy to cook Alaminos longganisa.

The first thing to do is to wash it. It wouldn’t hurt to do so. 😉 Then cut the links. Don’t worry … the toothpicks seal each longganisa.

Then add some water to a pan. Yes, just water and not oil. The longganisa will cook in its own oil. 

Then add some water to a pan. Yes, just water and not oil. The longganisa will cook in its own oil.

Wait for the water to evaporate. This is the time when the scent of garlic will linger. It’s going to smell really good.😄

Yummy Alaminos longganisa! Wait for the water to evaporate but don’t eat them first. 😀

Once the water has evaporated, add a little cooking oil to fry the longganisa. (Told you not to eat it first. 😀) Frying it will make it crunchy.

Then transfer to a dish. Make sure to catch the oil. 

Then transfer to a dish. Make sure to catch the oil.

Oh my … oh my! Please pass the rice! Now na! Do you see the oil? Make sure to top your rice with it! ❤️

Leave No Trace Behind

Remember the pan where you cooked your longganisa? Do not wash right away.

Add in some rice and mix. The leftover oil and bits of pieces of meat make an awesome mix of fried rice

Add in some rice and mix. The leftover oil and bits of pieces of meat make an awesome mix of fried rice.

Two cups of Alaminos longganisa fried rice to make up for the scarcity of the longganisa itself. 😉 This works when our supply is running low.

Have you tasted Alaminos longganisa? How do you cook it? Feel free to share some of your thoughts and tips with us in the comment section.

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