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Where to buy Mexican chorizo?

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LilBrownBat Jan 13, 2014 01:27 PM

I'm thinking about entering a chili contest this weekend, and in order to do that I'll need a lot of chorizo. Any ideas where I can get it in Boston or Cambridge (or metrowest)?

TIA,

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  1. Allstonian RE: LilBrownBat Jan 13, 2014 01:29 PM

    Haven't looked recently but in the past we've gotten it at BJ's.

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      Jenny Ondioline RE: Allstonian Jan 13, 2014 10:34 PM

      Still there, in the meat department near the other fresh sausages. Makes some really lovely chorizo and eggs.

    2. Matt H RE: LilBrownBat Jan 13, 2014 02:36 PM

      I get mine at Amigos Market on Broadway in East Somerville. They have Mexican and Salvadoran Chorizo.

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        bear RE: LilBrownBat Jan 13, 2014 02:40 PM

        Whole Foods Fresh Pond usually has their house-made chorizo. It's tasty, but pretty lean so be aware you'll need some fat from the other meat you use.

        Savenor's in Cambridge often has it, but make sure you call first because sometimes they don't.

        La Chapincita on Moody St. in Waltham also often has it in the refrigerator case at the rear of the store. Again, though, you might want to call before making a trip.

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          StriperGuy RE: bear Jan 14, 2014 07:21 AM

          I had some of the El Salvadoran chorizo from El Chapincita and it was VERY gristly and not very tasty.

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            bear RE: StriperGuy Jan 14, 2014 08:49 AM

            Thanks. Good to know. I also bought some Salvadoran from another market (whose name escapes me) in Waltham and ended up throwing it away. It was all gristle.

        2. Schnowzer RE: LilBrownBat Jan 13, 2014 03:15 PM

          Pairings in Winchester has two different chorizos from Spain and one domestic. None from Mexico though.

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            Allstonian RE: Schnowzer Jan 13, 2014 03:33 PM

            Spanish chorizo is quite different from Mexican. One usually can't substitute one for the other.

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            Madrid RE: LilBrownBat Jan 13, 2014 03:42 PM

            do you mean the chorizo that is "wet" made in the US, Mexico, etc.,like other kinds of sausage or the kind of chorizo that is "dry" like salami made in Spain? I think Portugal makes dry and maybe Brazil makes both?

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              C. Hamster RE: Madrid Jan 13, 2014 04:01 PM

              I wouldn't use hard Spanish chorizo in chili.

              I'm guessing lilbrownbat knows what they want.

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                LilBrownBat RE: Madrid Jan 16, 2014 07:13 AM

                Mexican, definitely.

              2. trufflehound RE: LilBrownBat Jan 13, 2014 04:18 PM

                It's very easy to make, especially if you have a grinder or food processor.

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                  LilBrownBat RE: trufflehound Jan 16, 2014 07:13 AM

                  And me with a new food processor! Got a recipe?

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                    Antilope RE: LilBrownBat Jan 16, 2014 07:21 AM

                    making my own mexican chorizo
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5039...

                    Homemade Chorizo
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/923838

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                  treb RE: LilBrownBat Jan 14, 2014 07:15 AM

                  Karl's in Peabody.

                  1. Antilope RE: LilBrownBat Jan 14, 2014 07:22 AM

                    It's also very easy to make your own:

                    making my own mexican chorizo
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5039...

                    Homemade Chorizo
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/923838

                    1. arashall RE: LilBrownBat Jan 14, 2014 10:01 AM

                      If find it so interesting to see which ingredients are a specialty item in one region, but are totally standard in another. If you asked this question in Houston, the answer would be "any grocery store in town".

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                        UnclePH RE: LilBrownBat Jan 15, 2014 11:26 AM

                        I'm pretty sure you can get it at Market Basket.

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                          sciaccagirl RE: LilBrownBat Jan 15, 2014 04:40 PM

                          I tried the chorizo at Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions 468 Moody St in Waltham last night it was delicious. It is made there and if you like sausage, salumi, ... their case is to drool over. Prices reflect the made on premises care and knowledge.

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                            bear RE: sciaccagirl Jan 15, 2014 05:16 PM

                            Oooh, I'll have to try Moody's. Their sausages are outstanding.

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                              devilham RE: sciaccagirl Jan 15, 2014 05:37 PM

                              I love that spot, just wish I could spend more there, it's pricey.....but I get why, and will go there again to treat myself to a true artisan product

                            2. gini RE: LilBrownBat Jan 15, 2014 04:54 PM

                              The Stop & Shop in JP carries it in the "meat" department. It's cause we have such an awesome neighborhood.

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                                caromk RE: LilBrownBat Jan 16, 2014 10:03 AM

                                La Favorita Market in Allston has Mexican chorizo. On Harvard Ave, between Brighton and Cambridge Streets.

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                                  BobB RE: caromk Jan 21, 2014 06:55 AM

                                  Also La Internacional in Union Square, Somerville.

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