Sobrasada, a Majorcan sausage, is a typical Spanish Mediterranean product.
Sobrasada was not made as it is known today (that is, with paprika) until the early 17th century.
Sobrasada is a raw cured sausage, with a characteristic reddish-orange colour, that is the result of mixing ground lean pork and pork fat with paprika, salt and spices.
Sobrassada (Catalan sobrasada) is a raw, cured sausage from the Balearic Islands made with ground pork, paprika and salt and other spices.
Sobrassada, along with botifarro are traditional Balearic sausage meat products prepared in the laborious but festive rites that still mark the autumn and winter pig slaughter known as a matanza (in Spanish, matanza) in Majorca and Eivissa.
The chemical principle that makes sobrassada is the dehydration of meat under certain weather conditions (high humidity and mild cold) which are typical of the late Balearic autumn.
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