Friday, July 6, 2018

cotechino -

Cotechino (/ ˌkoʊtᵻkiːnoʊ / / Italian: [kotekiːno]) is a large Italian pork sausage similar to salami, but must be cooked. This sausage is usually boiled with a low temperature for several hours. In the Italian tradition, the sausage is served with lentils on New Year's Eve because lentils are believed to be making money abundantly the following year.

This sausage is made from pork skin, pork (usually second choice), and fat mixed with salt and spices. Manufactured cottonino is usually added with nitrite and nitrate as a preservative.

The cotechino product from Modena has been recognized as a product of Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP), or in other words the recipe and its production are protected by Italian law.