May 19, 2011

Embutido! (Steamed Meatloaf)

I have been busy the last four days. Sunday was our fiesta, and the last three days were for my summer classes. I have been urging to write more for this blog, it's just that I had no time so this one is late. I was actually planning on documenting all that's on the menu for our fiesta, but I had no time. I was crammed full of visitors, from my high school friends and my college buddies. It was a very busy and tiring day, but at the same time, it was a hefty serving of fun. One food on our menu, was Embutido. 

Embutido is a common word for sausages in Europe, which most countries include Spain and Portugal. In the Philippines however, it is a steamed meat loaf that isn't wrapped like the traditional sausage. We still had leftovers from the fiesta, stored in the fridge. So I heated one and got it for my breakfast at 9:30AM just this morning and yes it was a great morning meal indeed. Embutido is a roller coaster ride inside your mouth. The soft texture of the meat loaf plus the  the boiled egg wedges and sausages makes an adventure inside your mouth until you finally shove them through your windpipes. I helped making these, by being the taste-tester and because it was so delicious I hereby detest that our family's embutido is one of the best. 

Here's how they made Embutido, the scrumptious Filipino way. Ingredients,

  1. 1 Kilo Ground Pork
  2. 3/4 Cup of Minced Carrots
  3. 5 Tablespoons each, red and green bell pepper
  4. About 10 Slices of minced cooked ham
  5. 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  6. 1 Pack Raisins, about 1 1/2 Cup.
  7. 5 Fresh Eggs, beaten.
  8. Salt and Pepper to taste, or Magic Sarap.
  9. 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch or Flour.
  10. 1, 185 Grams pack of Cheddar Cheese, sliced into wedges.
  11. 7 hard boiled eggs, sliced into wedges.
  12. 2 Cans Vienna Sausages, sliced into wedges too.

1. Mix all ingredients from number 1 to 9. 
2. Divide the mixture into your desired sizes and portions.
3. Take portions of the mixture you divided and place it over the tin foil.
4. Flatten the mixture so you can place the hard boiled egg, cheese and sausage wedges on the center.
5. As you have placed some wedges on the center, roll it over with the tin foil so it would look like the wedges are the filling of the meat loaf. Repeat with the remaining embutido mixtures.
6. Steam it for about an hour. You can also use a wire-rack placed over a broiler with water as a steamer. Another function for this can also be for cooking Puto
7. After steaming, let it cool for 15 minutes before serving. Unwrap and enjoy! Leftovers can be placed on the fridge and can be good for over a week.

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