Sai Ua Moo (Pork Sausages)


400 grams pork meat. washed and minced
150 grams pork fat, washed and minced
2 dried chillies , soaked in water until soft
10 (small) shallots
10 black peppercorns
coriander leaves, finely chopped
salt and fish sauce
1 pig's intestine, turned inside out and washed and then turned right side out again


Pound the chillies, shallots and peppercorns until smooth.

Place in a bowl the pounded ingredients, the minced pork, the minced pork fat and the chopped coriander leaves. Add the fish sauce and mix all together. Take a very small sample portion of the mixture, wrap it in pieces of banana leaf and grill it until cooked. Taste it and check the saltiness. (If this test is satisfactory you can proceed to make the sausages. If the taste of the grilled sample is not right, adjust the seasoning.)

Stuff a section of the pig's intestine with the mixture from the bowl, taking care not to include any air bubbles. If there are any, use a needle to let them escape.

Tie the intestine into portions as you stuff it, each portion to be 15 cm long. There should be two knots between each section with a space in between for cutting them apart.