Get To Know The Spanish Chorizo!
Just yesterday an Orange County customer walked into our myPanier local store because he found out we sold the Spanish style chorizo he was looking for. He shared with me that he was going to be traveling within the states to be in a cooking competition and was looking for the chorizo to use for a side dish.
The dish was a baked squash topped with chorizo and cheese. Any kind of meat and cheese combination will always spark my interest. I've grown up eating Mexican chorizo, but the Spanish style has a flavor of its own.
Mexican Chorizo comes uncooked, typically spicy, and loses it's casing when it is cooked. It is a highly seasoned fatty sausage made out of pork but and can be made out of alternative meats such as beef. It is typically darker because of the spices.
Spanish Chorizo can be typically be found with other ready-to-eat cured meat products. They can be smoked or unsmoked, and sweet or spicy. It is usually brighter compared to Mexican Chorizo. Most Spanish chorizos can be eaten as is, casing included.
Fabrique Delices' Spanish Style Dry Cured Chorizo is a highly seasoned pork sausage with a flavorful blend of spices like salt & pepper, garlic, and smoked paprika. This bright and bold sausage has a well-balanced, fatty flavor that is dense and delicious.
The chorizo is ready to eat and can be used on antipasto platters with red wine and artisanal cheese! This can be an easy snack to prepare for get-togethers.
Another way to use the Spanish Chorizo is by quickly searing it in a hot skillet and adding it to Paella. Paella is a Valencian rice dish that originated from the east coast of Spain. It is made up of rice, various meats, and vegetables that can be added as well!
This dish gets its name from the paellera, the flat, round pan in which it is cooked.
I was already planning on buying the chorizo after the customer described the dish he was going to make, but now I can't wait to use it for a paella recipe!