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Just in Time for Grilling Season

Heritage Foods now offers linguiça from the sausage maker the Mayor, in Richmond, Va. The signature Portuguese sausage harbors the paprika spice of chorizo but with the fire dampened, and a finer texture, but it brings on the garlic like kielbasa. It’s perfect right off the grill, or sizzled and sliced into thick coins in a mess of Little Neck clams steamed in olive oil with sweet and hot peppers. Kyle Morse, a chef who owns the Mayor, uses heritage pork shoulder for his sausage. The name linguiça derives from the Portuguese word for tongue (língua), but is thought to be a reference to only the shape.

The Mayor Linguiça from Heritage Foods, $65 for three 12-ounce packages of two sausages each, heritagefoods.com.

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