How does chorizo ​​sausage taste

Chorizo

Table of Contents

  1. What you should know about chorizo
    1. origin
    2. season
    3. taste
  2. Our favorite chorizo ​​recipes
  3. How healthy is chorizo ​​anyway?
  4. Shopping and cooking tips for chorizo
    1. Purchasing
    2. storage
    3. preparation
  5. Preparation tips for chorizo
  6. Knowledge to take away

What you should know about chorizo

Anyone who has nibbled on tapas in Spain is almost certainly familiar with chorizo: a solid pork sausage. It hangs in all Spanish regions in front of specialty grocery stores, in slaughterhouses and bodegas, with a red and spicy scent. Depending on the region, it tastes a little different, but all national recipes have one thing in common: Chorizo ​​consists mainly of pork and is seasoned with plenty of paprika and a little garlic.

The main differences are whether the butcher and the manufacturer add more or less paprika to the dough made from minced meat and whether it is sweet paprika, hot paprika, a mixture of both or even smoked paprika powder. Of course, the dose also matters with garlic. Some are more economical and others are particularly generous.

Incidentally, chorizo ​​has only had its typical red color since the 16th century, when Spain began to make the spicy powder from dried peppers.

Chorizo ​​can also taste differently depending on whether it was smoked or air-dried. Smoked chorizo ​​has a particularly hearty, strong taste and is particularly popular in northern Spain.

The supposedly best chorizo ​​in the world comes from Rioja chorizo ​​riojano. The mild mountain air and the local climate should be ideal for allowing the sausage to mature. Be that as it may, the Rioja chorizo ​​is the only one since 1990 to have a protected seal of origin.

origin

The ancient Romans and Greeks invented a primal form of chorizo.

season

In Spain, chorizo ​​was traditionally made in November at the time of the matanzas (Slaughter festivals) ago. Today chorizo ​​comes almost exclusively from factories and is available at any time.

taste

Depending on the region, manufacturer and ingredients, the chorizo ​​can taste spicy and piquant to spicy or slightly to very sweet.

Our favorite chorizo ​​recipes

Here you can find all chorizo ​​recipes.

How healthy is chorizo ​​anyway?

Anyone who knows them already suspects it: the high fat content doesn't really make chorizi a figure-friendly pleasure. Even otherwise, despite the high protein content, you can hardly say that chorizo ​​would be extremely healthy. But it is also not unhealthy if you treat yourself to it in reasonable quantities.

After all, chorizo ​​has significant amounts of B vitamins, including vitamin B12, which is particularly abundant in pork and plays an important role in our nervous system, among other things.

Nutritional values ​​of chorizo ​​per 100 grams
Calories388
protein21 g
fat33 g
carbohydrates2 g
Fiber0 g

Shopping and cooking tips for chorizo

Purchasing

Fortunately, you can now buy chorizo ​​in Germany. They are shrink-wrapped whole or in slices in every well-stocked supermarket as an import from Spain. Depending on the manufacturer, the taste and quality can be quite different. In addition, very cheap chorizo ​​often contains a high percentage of fat. The best way to find out which chorizo ​​should become your personal favorite is to try different brands.

storage

As a real long-life sausage, chorizo ​​can be kept for a while without cooling. Once the mess has been cut or has already been bought in slices, it is better to store it in the refrigerator.

preparation

Depending on the recipe, all you have to do is peel off the skin with a sharp knife and cut it into slices.

Preparation tips for chorizo

With chorizo ​​and a few olives as well as some Manchego you can conjure up a delicious tapas plate in no time at all. And of course you can also top a baguette or bread roll with chorizo.

In Spain and other countries, chorizo ​​is also loved in hearty dishes such as stews, soups or stews. Many Spaniards also prefer their chorizo ​​as an insert for tortilla, scrambled eggs or fried eggs.

Knowledge to take away

Chorizo ​​is the name of a long-life sausage made from pork from Spain, seasoned with paprika and garlic. It mostly matures by air drying, less often it is smoked. Chorizo ​​can be high in fat. With good brands, meat and fat are roughly the same.