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Chorizo Verde in Boston?

grant.cook Apr 18, 2010 11:15 AM


Anyone know of a source for chorizo verde - green chorizo.. its a niche product, generally associated with Toluca in Mexico. Its made with pine nuts, cilantro..

I was in DF recently and missed a chance to try some while I was closer to the source.

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  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: grant.cook Apr 18, 2010 11:46 AM

    Never seen it hereabouts. It's hard enough to get plain Mexican chorizo around here!

    1. KilgoreTrout RE: grant.cook Apr 18, 2010 12:29 PM

      Good luck! When I lived on the west coast, I frequently asked Mexicans where they bought it in the states, most had never heard of it. I saw it on a Rick Bayless show and have been looking for it for years.

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      1. re: KilgoreTrout
        bizkat RE: KilgoreTrout Apr 23, 2010 08:42 AM

        Here's the Bayless recipe. Looks easy to make at home.


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        9lives RE: grant.cook Apr 18, 2010 01:31 PM

        I've never seen it but here's a link to a recipe that doesn't look terribly hard..


        To stay Boston Centric, there is a market on Meridan St.. E Boston first block on the right walking from Maverick Station that makes a tasty Combian chorizo, interesting with a good dose of cumin.

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          Ralphie_in_Boston RE: grant.cook Apr 23, 2010 09:08 AM

          Never heard of it, although I am intrigued. I thought chorizo was a 'blood sausage'. So what animal has green blood? heh heh.

          can't wait to try it; sounds great.

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            BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: Ralphie_in_Boston Apr 23, 2010 10:10 AM

            Some kinds of reptiles. Also Vulcans.

            But actually, no, chorizo is not a blood sausage.

            1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
              grant.cook RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Apr 30, 2010 10:02 AM

              Morcilla is blood sausage.. and chorizo verde is green from cilantro and other herbs.

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