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Old 03-30-2005, 12:53 PM   #1
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Chorizo?

Today was my first experience eating this and I love it. The flavor reminded me of Tamales though. Do tamales contain this meat?

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Old 03-30-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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do you mean chorizo, the dry cured spanish sausage?
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Tamales can contain a little chorizo, but they generally do not. At least in my experience.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:04 PM   #4
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do you mean chorizo, the dry cured spanish sausage?
probably the uncured mexican kind?
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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Yes Jennyma, there are the Mexican and Spanish varieties.

I sorta prefer the Mexican variety, which we can get, because it of its texture and the spices that are usually included.

Have not been in Mexico for many years, but the tamales I used to have there did not seem to be made from chorizo.
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:38 PM   #6
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Thats it Bucky .....Chorizo. I plan to experiment with this now that I've discovered I love it. Thanks everyone!
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:43 PM   #7
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What reminded you of the tamales is that many tamales use Guajillo peppers to season the meat inside, which is a very flavorful and aromatic pepper.

Chorizo (the mexican variety as stated) is defined by being raw (uncured) having guajillo and vinagre in it. My favorite uses is to fry it up and put it in quesadillas, to fry some with diced potatoes and make burritos or as "seasoning" for refried beans.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:46 PM   #8
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Post Chorizo

Chorizo


1 pound pork loin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder

This is one of the few sausages that uses LEAN pork.

Grind pork into hamburger-like consistency.

Mix all ingredients into pork.

It is VERY important to let this sit overnight so the spices and vinegar blend into the meat.

Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.

This is best just crumbled and pan fried for various Mexican recipes.....tacos, enchilada, tamales, etc.
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Old 04-01-2005, 09:54 AM   #9
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Lugaru..........thats what I used it it..... quesadillas. Thanks Rainee for the recipe!
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:06 AM   #10
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Sizz, I just posted a recipe for chorizo and kale soup here
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...322#post101322

It's easy and really delicious. The kale makes it extra-healthy, too!
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