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Plural: chorizos

Language: Spanish

Description: A spicy, dry-cured sausage made of pork, garlic and paprika, flavoured with a sweet, but not particularly hot chilli called choricero. The same name is used in France, particularly in the Pays Basque as well as in Brazil, where it apparently also refers to a good cut of beef steak. There are fatter versions of the sausage which can be sliced and eaten cold like salami or others which are fried or used in stews.

Chorizos, with thanks to Eroski at Vélez-Malaga

Pronounced: choh-REE-soh
Ethnicity: Latin American, Spanish
Most frequent country: Widespread
Also known as: saucisses d'Espagne

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