Salsiccia a catena

Salsiccia a catena is a traditional sausage from the Basilicata region in southern Italy. It is a popular cured meat product that can be found in various towns and communes of Basilicata, including Matera, Potenza, and Melfi.

In Matera, you can find Salsiccia a catena at local butcher shops such as Macelleria F.lli De Luca and Macelleria Vito. In Potenza, it is available at Macelleria Cappiello and Macelleria De Luca. In Melfi, you can find it at Macelleria Di Lecce and Macelleria De Luca.

Salsiccia a catena is made from high-quality pork meat, which is minced and seasoned with a blend of spices including fennel seeds, black pepper, and chili flakes. The mixture is then stuffed into natural casings and left to cure for a specific period of time.

This traditional sausage has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its authenticity and adherence to traditional production methods. The specifications for Salsiccia a catena include:

– Made from pork meat
– Minced and seasoned with fennel seeds, black pepper, and chili flakes
– Stuffed into natural casings
– Cured for a specific period of time

Salsiccia a catena can be enjoyed in various ways. It can be grilled, pan-fried, or used as an ingredient in pasta dishes or stews. One popular recipe is Salsiccia a catena with peppers and onions, where the sausage is cooked with sautéed peppers and onions until tender. Another delicious recipe is Salsiccia a catena pasta, where the sausage is crumbled and cooked with garlic, tomatoes, and herbs, then tossed with pasta.

Sources:
– “Salsiccia a catena” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “Salsiccia a catena” – www.basilicatadascoprire.it