Wednesday, December 28, 2005
STUART ALEXANDER MAY HAVE BEEN CRAZY. HE MAY HAVE KILLED THREE FOOD INSPECTORS IN COLD BLOOD. HE DIED MONDAY OF AN APPARENT SUICIDE, BUT DAMNIT, DID HE MAKE SOME GOOD LINGUICA!
I've heaped scorn on Stuart Alexander for five years, not only because he gunned down three food inspectors as they ran down nearby Washington Avenue in San Leandro, CA, but because his incarceration effectively ended the production of the finest linguica I've ever eaten.
The linguica was perfectly spiced and lacked oily fillers that other mass-produced linguica possessed. For a kid who hated huge chunks of fat in his linguica, Santos Linguica Factory was nirvana.
In the five years since the end of Santos Linguica, I've yet to find a better sausage. During my trip last year to Boston, I discovered a few contenders, but who cares, how could I consistently enjoy linguica from 3,000 miles away?
I've hated what Stuart Alexander did to those innocent inspectors for years and for the loss of my beloved linguica.
HERE'S MY FAVORITE LINGUICA RECIPE. IT'S TO DIE FOR!:
1 lb. linguica
1 cup Red wine
Cover the whole linguica in a medium saucepan with water. Let boil for 20 minutes.
When boiled drain water and replace with red wine and sliced onions and let simmer for 40 minutes until the wine has reduced and soaked into the linguica.
Place linguica in a sesame seed roll and cover with onions.
Posted by Steven Tavares at 12/28/2005