Linguica: by night and by day
What to do with this smoky-sweet Portuguese treat? Here’s a couple quick fix meal ideas with plenty of flavor…
By Night: Hawaiian-flavored fried rice with grilled Linguica
While 1 cup (uncooked) brown rice is cooking, saute a fine dice of 3 bell peppers (one each red, yellow, green) and 1 sweet onion over medium high heat until they soften and start to brown. Remove the cooked veggies and set aside. Brown the linguica in the same pan until brown and caramelized. Remove, keeping the excess oil in the pan.
Dump the cooked rice into the hot saute pan let cook for 2-3 minutes folding as you go. Add a mixture of 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp ginger powder, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp sesame seeds into the rice. With a hole made in the middle of the rice, fry one egg, breaking the yolk and mixing into the rice once it’s cooked.
Add the cooked veggies, along with the juice from 1/2 lime and 1/8 cup chopped cilantro. Serve.
By Day: Open-face breakfast sandwich with Mama Lil’s herbed relish
To make the relish, gather 1/4 flat leaf parsley leaves, a good pile of chives, 1 clove garlic, a few Mama Lil’s peppers, with a pinch of salt, a dash of red wine vinegar and a good drizzle of olive oil. Set aside.
To prepare the breakfast, sear the sausage in a saute pan, removing once cooked and the fat released. Brown a brioche roll in the linguica fat. Cook a few soft-yolk eggs and assemble as shown. This is a breakfast that has all the flavor you need to get you started.