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Mar 24, 2014 02:41 PM

Where to find Asturian cooking chorizo? La Carmina or other brands

In my student days in Scotland I used to buy these wonderful Spanish cooking chorizos imported from Asturias by an excellent Spanish deli, Lupe Pintos. They were unlike any chorizo I've ever had since, and I miss them deeply: a very deep red color, with a texture best described as "ropey" and seemingly dry, but when they hit the pan they'd release more fat than you'd imagine possible. They were sold as 'cooking chorizos' so presumably they're not completely cured or fully smoked. I bought them individually, unpackaged, but the store's Facebook page says they are "La Carmina" brand, so they're probably these:

Now I've tried a few tasty chorizos in Montreal but haven't found anything in the Spanish delis around town that blew me away like these supremely delicious sausages. Is anyone on this forum familiar with this type of Asturian charcuterie and know a source for it?

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  1. Im not sure but I know La Vieille Europe sells lots of chorizo.. they might have something similar to what you are looking for.

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    1. re: kpaxonite

      While in the neighbourhood (Vielle Europe), it wouldn't hurt to check out the Spanish Library. They carry various cuts of imported (Spanish) meats and chorizo.
      Maybe give 'em a call (514) 849-3383

      1. re: porker

        La Espanola has this stuff:

        As far as I know, it's the only game in town.