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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 200 g Pork tripe
  • 1 kg Pork intestines
  • 100 g Linguica (chorizo)
  • 300 g Solidified pork blood
  • -(we got ours from a
  • -Vietnamese butcher who
  • -sells it as "pig blood
  • -jelly")
  • 100 g Salted beef
  • 50 g Bacon fat; diced
  • 1 Onion; chopped
  • 4 Cloves garlic; chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes; chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Green pepper (that's a large
  • -green bell pepper; for us
  • -readers); chopped
  • 50 g Spring onions; chopped
  • 50 g Cuentro (fresh coriander
  • -leaves); chopped
  • 4 -(up to)
  • 10 Whole pimenta de cheiro
  • Limes as necessary


A dish from the Brazilian cuisine, sometimes called "The Brazilian Haggis".
There are different versions; this one was noted down by your correspondent
as he sat humbly watching his better half prepare it (except for when he
was at the sink cleaning intestines).

Wash the intestines VERY THOROUGHLY, first in water, then in lime juice.
Cut into 1/2 inch long rings and leave in fresh lime juice and water
(having first turned the lengths of intestine inside out and cleaning
again). Cut the sausage, bacon, beef and half the blood into smallish
pieces. Put the bacon pieces into a pressure cooker and melt into fat. Fry
the garlic a little in the fat then throw everything else in except the
reserved blood. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 30 minutes. Add the
reserved blood and cook for a further 15 minutes (or until cooked).

Also traditionally served with farinha (manioc flour cooked in fat with
onions and bacon) and eaten with the fingers.

Note 1: In general, all these ingredients are essential, particularly the
tripe, intestines, blood, meats and pimenta de cheiro. Can also include
heart and lungs.

Note 2: Pimenta de cheiro is a Brazilian c. chinense, similar in appearance
to the habanero. It is used here as much for its fragrance (the name means
roughly "scented pepper") as for its heat. I have never tried a habanero,
so I don't know how it compares.

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