A Savory Start To A Mouthwatering Meal
Is there a better way to start a meal than with a little morcilla? With its dense, decadent texture and rich, savory taste, it’s the best way to get you excited for the rest of your meal.
Our house-style morcilla, cooked to sizzling perfection on our grill, is one of the many delicious ways to start your meal at Libertango. But most people have never heard of this delicious treat!
What Is Morcilla?
Morcilla is a type of blood sausage, where ground pork is mixed with animal blood and a blend of seasoning to create a sausage. This kind of sausage is popular all over the world: in the UK and Ireland, it’s called black pudding; in Creole and Cajun cuisine, it’s boudin rouge; in South Korea, you’ll find it as sundae.
Blood sausage is an excellent way to ensure that all the pieces of an animal are used, avoiding any waste. And as an extra bonus, the blood adds a delicious tang and richness that you can’t find in other kinds of sausage. There’s a reason it’s so popular around the world!
Morcilla is a very popular tapas in Spain, where it’s often fried in olive oil and served on a crusty piece of bread. In Argentina, a piece of morcilla in a baguette is an excellent small meal to have on the go!
What Does Morcilla Taste Like?
It tastes delicious! But that goes without saying. With the richness from the pork fat, the depth from the blood, and a variety of spices, morcilla is a decadent and flavorful sausage you won’t soon forget.
If you’ve had chorizo, then you’ll have a good idea of what morcilla tastes like. While chorizo doesn’t have any blood, this sausage is a close cousin to morcilla and uses many of the same spices.
What Should I Order With My Morcilla?
Morcilla can set the tone for a decadent, mouthwatering meal. It often accompanies steak, so having it as a little treat before a steak dinner is a great way to start your meal.
Or, if you prefer, you can have a whole meal of tapas by ordering from our wide selection of appetizers, including flaky empanadas, rich Provoleta Dehumida, or a light and fresh burrata.
And don’t forget the wine! The richness of the blood sausage is best paired with a medium-bodied red wine, like a Cabernet or a Pinot Noir. We’d suggest going with an Argentinian wine for the full experience, but any of these from our wine list would be the perfect compliment:
- Argentinian Wines
- Felino – Viña Cobos Cabernet (Mendoza)
- Zaha – Toko Vineyard Cabernet (Mendoza)
- Chilean/Uruguayan Wines
- Almaviva – Cabernet/Bordeaux Blend (Maipo Valley)
- The Original Smoking Loon – Syrah (Central Valley)
- American Wines
- IG Winery – Cabernet (Napa, California)
- Belle Glos – Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California)
- Waterbrook – Merlot (Washington)
While blood sausage may not be something you see often on American menus, you shouldn’t miss out on trying this delicious appetizer. Broaden your culinary horizons at Libertango, the best steakhouse in Sandy, and enjoy a top-of-the-line steak dinner you can’t find anywhere else.