What country owns this? Is it Spain, The Philippines, Mexico, Central America or other?
A local Mexican market is selling big long coils of fresh longaniza and though I'm familiar with the name, I don't think I've ever tried it.
This area has a large variety of ethnicities, so just because it is at a Mexican market doesn't mean alot. The place down the street is a Mexican marketi with Afro-American cuts of meat and a Korean butcher.
Spanish - pork sausage seasoned with paprika, cinnamon, aniseed, garlic, and vinegar. Is this both fresh and dry?
Mexican - pork sausage flavored with chiles and spices used to make a dish called longaniza en salsa verde. From what I'm googling this might be Longaniza de Valladolid from the Yucatan with spices that might include achiote , oregano , vinegar , cloves , allspice , red onion. This might be what my local market is selling since one web page described it as a spicy chorizo-style sausage. At first I thought it was chorizo .. but darker brown.
Philippines - sweet pork sausages with paprika
Dominican - pork sausage, mildly spiced described as a dense, salty, coarse country sausage, fried, cut into small pieces and served with lime and ketchup.
Guatemala - white sausage
I don't think it is Guatamalan since it is a reddish-brown color. Although there is Spanish longaniza blanca which I read is a normal sausage colour but not as spicy as longaniza roja
One site said longaniza means "long and thin". I guess that describes, well, most sausage.
So what type are you familiar with and what do you use it for?