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Looking for Spanish Chorizo

rp1760 Jan 31, 2013 10:27 AM

Hi! I am making Seafood Paella this weekend and need some good Spanish chorizo, the fresh, garlic-flavored pork link sausage, not the milder Mexican chorizo. Or, I could substitute LinguiƧa, a similar Portuguese sausage. Does anyone have a good source for either of these within the 494/694/394 corridor?

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    jeff55432 RE: rp1760 Jan 31, 2013 10:36 AM

    Try any Lunds or Byerly's.

    1. The Dairy Queen RE: rp1760 Jan 31, 2013 11:34 AM

      I know Seward has it. Also, St. Paul Cheese Shop and it's the same stuff as Seward. I think it's kind of everywhere once you know what you're looking for.


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        shoo bee doo RE: rp1760 Jan 31, 2013 11:46 AM

        Both Mississippi Markets.

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          JimGrinsfelder RE: rp1760 Jan 31, 2013 02:06 PM

          I've seen it at Coastal Seafoods as well. Probably available at Surdyk's too.

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            suburban_mom RE: rp1760 Jan 31, 2013 04:02 PM

            Lunds and Byerleys don't have fresh Spanish chorizo but they to carry cured Spanish chorizo. I have used it in paella before. The brand is Palacious. I find it in the cold case near the deli.

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              getgot211 RE: suburban_mom Feb 1, 2013 09:08 PM

              Thats Spanish chorizo.

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                ChillyDog RE: rp1760 Feb 1, 2013 01:30 AM



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                  Pwmfan RE: rp1760 Feb 1, 2013 05:22 AM

                  I'd like to know where to find Linguica!

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                    The Dairy Queen RE: Pwmfan Feb 1, 2013 05:51 AM

                    That's exactly what I thought when I read the OP. I have had no problem finding Spanish chorizo, it's the Portuguese sausage that has eluded me!


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                      greghoffman RE: The Dairy Queen Feb 1, 2013 07:34 AM

                      I saw linguica at Kramarczuk's a few weekends ago.

                      They had Mexican chorizo, but I don't remember seeing Spanish chorizo. The Mexican chorizo was okay, but not as good as what I've gotten at some of the Mexican markets around here - lacked any kind of heat.

                      My new favorite sausage is the green chorizo - bought it at El Burrito Mercado.

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                        Pwmfan RE: greghoffman Feb 1, 2013 09:34 AM

                        Thank you!

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                      ChillyDog RE: Pwmfan Feb 2, 2013 12:16 AM

                      Kramarczuk's has linguica. I don't know if they have it every day but I've seen it there. See the link I posted above.

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                      colliecookhuh RE: rp1760 Feb 5, 2013 07:22 PM

                      For Linguica try Samba Taste of Brazil in Hopkins.

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                        The Dairy Queen RE: colliecookhuh Feb 5, 2013 07:53 PM

                        I've always been curious about that place. Thanks for the tip! Is there anything else there we should know about?


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                        rockyd RE: rp1760 Feb 5, 2013 08:37 PM

                        Kitchen Window and Clancy's both carry spanish chorizo.

                        1. sal_acid RE: rp1760 Feb 5, 2013 08:42 PM

                          mexican chorizo is very different. garlic/chili flavor in mex sausage is distinct from the spanish variety

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