Spanish chorizo is one of those cured sausages that is right at home being used as an ingredient. A Spanish sausage with a punchy flavour, fabulous colour and perfect in a number of Spanish dishes. Chorizo is of course the ideal tapa, easy and quick to make, a couple of lightly cured chorizos sliced up and placed on cocktail sticks with some Manchego cheese and marinated olives makes for tasty Spanish tapas.
Some foods just represent a marriage made in heaven with little or no effort, the humble Spanish chorizo goes very well with chicken. One easy hot Spanish tapa is chorizo slices pan fried with chicken pieces, simply drizzle some olive oil in a frying pan and let those fabulous juices from the chorizo sausage infuse with the chicken. Spanish chorizo also has the advantage of coming in various different strengths, choose a hot one or picante version to add some heat or keep things calm with a sweet or dulce variety.
Mildly cured chorizos are also great on the barbeque, try chicken and chorizo kebabs using rosemary sticks for the skewers and you will be in Spanish foodie heaven. Chorizo is also a flavoursome addition to chicken casseroles helping to add a spicy kick to tomato based casseroles or in chicken and herb combinations where the paprika works very well indeed. In Spain, no butchers would be complete without strings of chorizos hanging behind the counter, quietly curing and producing that wonderful aroma that can only be found in quality delicatessens. Choose your Spanish chorizo carefully, fresh and sourced directly from the Spanish butcher and your chicken dishes, tapas or kebabs will have a flavour like they have