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Mar 5, 2008 10:30 AM

Where can I find chorizo!?!?

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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  1. Mexican chorizo or Spanish chorizo?

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      1. re: Hal Laurent

        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

        1. re: Hal Laurent

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

          1. re: Jason1

            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

        2. 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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          1. Do you have a Shopper's Food Warehouse near you?

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            1. re: nosey

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

              1. re: brats_n_curds

                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.

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

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

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                1. re: hill food

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

                  1. re: cleveland park

                    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

                    1. re: hill food

                      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.

                  2. re: hill food

                    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: