When it comes to chorizo, there are two main styles: Spanish-style and Mexican-style. Do you know the difference between the two and how to utilize them?
While both are delicious and flavorful, they differ in a few key ways. Volpi Traditional Spanish-style chorizo is crafted using an authentic recipe passed down through generations. This chorizo is made from high-quality pork and is seasoned with smoked paprika and garlic, giving it a rich and smoky flavor. It is also cured, which means it can be enjoyed sliced and eaten as is, without the need for cooking.
On the other hand, Mexican-style chorizo is typically made from ground pork mixed with a blend of chili peppers, vinegar, and other spices. It has a more bold and spicier flavor compared to Spanish-style chorizo. Mexican-style chorizo is often sold in links and needs to be cooked before consuming. It can be used in a variety of dishes, including tacos, burritos, and scrambled eggs.
A difference in the taste of these two styles of chorizo is based on the spices used. Spanish-style chorizo is typically seasoned with smoked paprika, which gives it a smoky flavor and a deep red color. Mexican-style chorizo, on the other hand, uses a blend of chili peppers, which gives it a spicy and bold flavor. The texture also differs, with Spanish-style chorizo being firmer and denser, while Mexican-style chorizo is softer and more crumbly
Another unique difference about the styles of chorizo is the way they are consumed. Spanish-style chorizo is often enjoyed sliced and eaten as a snack or appetizer, while Mexican-style chorizo is usually cooked and used as an ingredient in dishes.
Both Spanish-style and Mexican-style chorizo are delicious and can be used in a variety of dishes. They each have their own unique flavor and texture, so it’s worth trying both to see which one you prefer. Whether you’re snacking on sliced chorizo or using it as an ingredient in your favorite dish, Volpi Foods Traditional Spanish-style chorizo and Mexican-style chorizo are sure to add a burst of flavor to your meals.
Check out some of our recipes that incorporate Spanish-style chorizo! Craft a spicy drink with a chorizo bloody mary, craft a game time snack with chorizo party mix or perfect a stuffed chorizo and jack stuffed burger. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Pinterest or find more recipes here.