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Feb 3, 2008 08:16 AM

Spanish Style Chorizo in Twin Cities

I grew up on the east coast and am used to finding all sorts of specialty ingredients very easily. I am relatively new to the twin cities and am working out where buy different foods. I have been very impressed with the co-ops and mexican markets here but am having trouble finding dry, spanish ( not mexican) style chorizo. I love it in soups, with beans or even lightly grilled on top of good bread. Again, the mexican style is usually uncooked and too spicy for the preparations I have in mind.
Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. i have found and purchased it at byerly's - both hot and mild - from spain. it's usually in a compartment by the olive bar close to their better cheeses. at least that's where i find it in the roseville store. good luck.

    1. Surdyk's cheese shop usually has some.

      1. One of the meat vendors at the St Paul Farmers market has both spanish and mexican chorizo. Sorry I can't remember their name.

        1. You can find it at El Burrito Mercado in St Paul. It comes in little packages of two links per package and the brand is El Mino. It's great stuff, far superior IMHO to Mexican chorizo.

          1. The Kitchen Window in Uptown is supposed to have some great Spanish Chorizo. I think that you need to ask for it.