Chorizo in Spain

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Spanish chorizo sausage
Spanish chorizo sausage

If there’s one thing you should know about Spanish cuisine it is that Spaniards use pork products in a LOT of dishes. Spain is very proud of their pig products and for a good reason: they’re good.

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chorizo
chorizo

One of my personal favorites while studying abroad was chorizo, a pork sausage that comes smoked and unsmoked and is flavored with smoked paprika and garlic. It’s savory, salty and undeniably mouthwatering. As chorizo contains paprika, some variations of it are spicy (picante) but even if you’re not one for spice – fear not! – there are also sweet variations (dulce).

If you’re wondering how to eat this awesome sausage, chorizo goes well in any savory Spanish dish or even just on a baguette with cheese.