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Chorizo – The Finishing Touch to Your Mexican Recipes

Black skillet with chorizo and tortillas sitting on wooden table.

The Mexican word for flavor is “sabor”; I would think that this perfectly stresses how full of life and flavor Mexican dishes are. Whether it be salsa verde or salsa rojo, chile, guacamole and so many more, you can never go wrong with adding a little more spice of life to your meals. Chorizo is beyond that spice of life. It is the mastered combination of pork meat with dried chile pepper and paprika. It’s always an adventure and useful to learn new recipes and during the time in which you learn and experiment with new foods, you sometimes find yourself needing to add more of a kick. Chorizo can help you achieve this “kick”. Let’s go over the uses and dishes that you can incorporate chorizo into.

Uses for Mexican Chorizo

You’d be surprised how much chorizo is used. It is pretty common to see chorizo mixed in with soups such as menudo, scrambled eggs, queso fundido (melted cheese), and beans. Some more outgoing ways in which chorizo is placed into meals can also be seen in sauteed potatoes, stuffing in a roasted turkey, and even as a pizza topping! People naturally enjoy the burst of flavors that chorizo is able to protrude, so it is always somehow encouraged in Mexican culture to add into cuisines. 

Recipes 

  1. Mexican Stuffed Peppers

The idea of eating from a stuffed pepper is on the rise and so is the chorizo-stuffed pepper. In this stuffed pepper recipe, it is said to include tomatoes, garlic, corn, black beans, shredded jack cheese, fresh cojita cheese, fresh cilantro, cumin, and sour cream. As for the pepper, that is completely up to you and your taste buds! Whether it is a poblano or bell paper, as long as you incorporate chorizo, it’ll give you the mexican taste that you crave.

  1. Potatoes Bravas

This cuisine is a staple tapas dish where the potatoes are cooked to a crisp and tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. It is then topped with a garlic aioli, fresh parsley, a sprinkle of smoked paprika, one fried egg and cannot forget- the thinly sliced and dried chorizo. You also have the choice of using Spanish chorizo for this dish.

  1. Spicy Chorizo and Shrimp with Polenta

It’s safe to say that most people are fans of shrimp and if you are also fond of chorizo, why not put both together? This recipe is perfect for all times of day. In this dish you would make a traditional polenta, but also top it with curated chorizo, spicy shrimp, and fresh herbs for garnish.

If you want to explore a new and exciting world of cuisine, don’t be afraid of adding freshly made chorizo. Contact Productos Real to order fine-made chorizo and begin your cooking exploration!


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