Sliced Embutido, photo by Arnold Gamboa
Embutido is usually served at special occasion such as Christmas, New Year, Fiestas, anniversaries and milestone birthdays. It is a much love food for its taste and its appearance.
2 1/2 lbs minced pork
1/2 cup finely chopped ground ham
2 raw eggs, beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup sweet pickles
3 hard-boiled eggs
3 Vienna sausages, halved lengthwise
3 tablespoons raisins or sultanas
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Method of preparation:
Using a large bowl, mix together the minced pork with the bread crumbs and bind it with the beaten egg.
Add in the onions, sweet pickles and sultanas or raisins.
Season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
Lay a large sheet of aluminium foil in a flat surface.
Spread the minced pork mix on the middle of the foil and flatten.
Arrange the boiled eggs and sausages along the length of the minced minced pork (like making up a sushi).
Roll the minced pork to enclose the boiled eggs and sausages, forming a cylinder (please bare in mind the this meaty cylinder will be steamed, therefore, the size should fit the steamer, if steamer is not to big, make three or more rolls stuffed with boiled eggs and sausages each.).
Use the foil to wrap the embutido roll securely, including both ends.
Cook in a steamer for an hour. Ensure that there is always enough water in the steamer.
When cooked, let it cool down and then slice and serve to impress your guests and fellow hungry diners.