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    Spanish Chorizo

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    26 hrs

    26 hrs

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    Dib's's Note:

    This recipe is posted by request. Original recipe is by Charles G. Reavis. There are a few types of Spanish Chorizo. Sweet Spanish Chorizo calls for paprika, while the Spicy Spanish Chorizo calls for Cayenne pepper. This Version calls for Cayenne Pepper. If you prefer the sweet simply switch out paprika for the cayenne. You should also note that Authentic Spanish Chorizo recipes vary from Village to Village-adjust seasonings to personal taste. Additional reading and information on curing Spanish Chorizo: http://cookingresources.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_make_and_cure_chorizos

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Grind meat and fat separately through the coarse disk and mix together.
    2. 2
      Place in a LARGE bowl.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle remaining ingredients on meat mix thoroughly.
    4. 4
      Cover with plastic wrap and cure in the fridge for 24 hours.
    5. 5
      Remove from fridge and give meat mixture another good stir.
    6. 6
      Prepare casings and stuff with meat.
    7. 7
      Tie off in 4 inch links.
    8. 8
      Hang to dry for 8 weeks.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 01, 2012

      45

      Everything works well together and the flavor is great. I made mine sweet with smoked paprika, which is described as the alternate to the cayenne pepper in Dib's notes.

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    • on March 06, 2010

      I total agree with chef Shadow the smoked paprika is missing. The rest sounds close I will make it and see how close it is. At least to my taste, I have been looking for a while. I do not agree with the fennel but will try it.

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    • on January 20, 2010

      I am only commenting on this recipe as I have not made it, but, it seems to be missing one of the most important ingreidents found in all chorizo ... paprika!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spanish Chorizo

    Serving Size: 1 (4938 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1414.3
     
    Calories from Fat 1008
    71%
    Total Fat 112.0 g
    172%
    Saturated Fat 52.4 g
    262%
    Cholesterol 313.3 mg
    104%
    Sodium 3679.3 mg
    153%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    11%
    Protein 78.3 g
    156%

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