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Where can I find chorizo!?!?

kms1110 Mar 5, 2008 10:30 AM

I (like the bulgogi person below) need to make a meal tonight using chorizo and I have no clue where to find fresh chorizo north of Baltimore. Any suggestions?

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    Hal Laurent RE: kms1110 Mar 5, 2008 11:29 AM

    Mexican chorizo or Spanish chorizo?

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      Joe H RE: Hal Laurent Mar 5, 2008 11:57 AM

      Wegman's has both.

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        cleveland park RE: Hal Laurent Mar 5, 2008 11:58 AM

        for central and south americans, chorizo just means any kind of sausage, but in spain, chorizo is a kind of sausage. So it really depends on what you are looking for

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          Jason1 RE: Hal Laurent Mar 5, 2008 12:02 PM

          I would think that the "fresh" term would indicate Mexican/latino.

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            cleveland park RE: Jason1 Mar 5, 2008 12:23 PM

            you can buy "fresh" (not cured) spanish chorizo for grilling called chistorra sometimes when it looks like a wheel or cantimpalo when they are little ones

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          brats_n_curds RE: kms1110 Mar 5, 2008 05:36 PM

          I'd love to pick up some spanish chorizo sometime. Anyone know a place in/near Baltimore? Wegmans is pretty far from me (I live downtown).

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            cleveland park RE: brats_n_curds Mar 6, 2008 06:03 AM

            you can order at www.latienda.com

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            nosey RE: kms1110 Mar 5, 2008 06:27 PM

            Do you have a Shopper's Food Warehouse near you?

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              brats_n_curds RE: nosey Mar 6, 2008 04:00 AM

              Yeah, actually, there is. That place always looked a little iffy, as grocery stores go. It's okay though?

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                nosey RE: brats_n_curds Mar 6, 2008 02:35 PM

                I don't know where your closest store is located, ours in Annapolis is not a premiere store, by any means, though they are doing an expansion right now. Sometimes it is like taking a field trip to another country, but the store knows its' audience and the produce and other items reflect a strong multi-cultural clientele, with a heavy hand on Hispanic items. They have both fresh and frozen banana leaves, all sorts of mexican cheeses and sour creams, spices, sodas, etc. People look at me kie I'm crazy when I suggest this place for the hard to find items, but they usually find what they are looking for. They have pork shoulder with the skin on, lots of other pork parts you usually don't find. Let me know what you think.

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              AckAck RE: kms1110 Mar 6, 2008 05:22 AM

              Try the Wine Source in Hampden. They have a good deli counter with various gourmet meats and cheeses. Pretty sure they have chorizo

              1. hill food RE: kms1110 Mar 6, 2008 02:47 PM

                for any DC-er's lurking in here Canales at Eastern Market carries both types as well as Morcilla

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                  cleveland park RE: hill food Mar 6, 2008 04:50 PM

                  is the morcilla made with rice or onion or do they have both kind?

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                    hill food RE: cleveland park Mar 6, 2008 06:17 PM

                    I didn't look too close, but the Morcilla I saw had the phrase "blood pudding" on the label if that helps. only had it once in Spain a long time ago - stood out as I hadn't seen it retail in years. I've also seen Boudin Noir and Blanc (usu. frozen).

                    I'll look a little closer next time and let you know.

                    or call 'em http://www.easternmarketdc.com/south_...

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                      hill food RE: hill food Mar 8, 2008 01:38 PM

                      hey cleveland park - the Morcilla is thickened with wheat flour and flavored with garlic, paprika and onion - no rice on the label. it's at their counter that's closer to the Paik's and the 8th St. entrance, but before the burritos and such.

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                    The Chowhound Team RE: hill food Mar 19, 2008 02:15 PM

                    There was some interesting discussion of Chorizo Bilbao and how to make it that we moved over to our Home Cooking board so more home cooking hounds would see it. DC&Baltimore posters who were following that discussion can find it here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/500756

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                    ILoveBacon RE: kms1110 Mar 7, 2008 09:01 AM

                    La Guadalupana is a wonderful Latin grocery store in Fells Point, located at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Wolfe Street. Great selection of meats, cheeses, vegetables as well as a wide variety of canned/boxed goods.

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                      CrabBratwurst RE: kms1110 Mar 10, 2008 10:06 AM

                      Mangers (SW Baltimore) produces a large amount of Chorizo, they are in several stores North of B-more Grauls Hereford, Kingsville Market etc.

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                        Hal Laurent RE: CrabBratwurst Mar 10, 2008 10:08 AM

                        Do any of them sell Manger's half-smokes?

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                          CrabBratwurst RE: Hal Laurent Mar 10, 2008 10:14 AM

                          Yes they do, you may have to order them ahead of time from the store? Mangers also produces/packages my products the Chesapeake Bay Bratwurst....Crab Seasoned Brats.

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                        michael4ny RE: kms1110 Mar 19, 2008 01:08 PM

                        I've seen Chorizo at Eddie's in Roland park on occasion. In fact I plan to stop by this evening and look for some in order to make the clams and chorizo with tomato and garlic that I want for dinner tonight. Good luck to both of us.

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