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Great chorizo in Peninsula/South Bay?

So I did pick up some chorizo from Neto. Unlike some of their sausage products which are sold fresh from their refrigerator case, the chorizo was pre-packaged. It would say it was above-average quality, with good flavor and seemingly made of a reasonable grade of meat (definitely seemed to be made of better ingredients that the stuff available at supermarkets). Also, it was somewhat on the lean side, i.e. not as greasy as most commercial chorizo. However, the flavor was not as outstanding as the chorizo I used to get at the flea market.

I think my next step will be to try a few homemade recipes and see which one I like best.

Jun 25, 2009
manjar in San Francisco Bay Area

Great chorizo in Peninsula/South Bay?

Awesome - thanks for all the great tips. I'll make the rounds, and report back with any findings.

May 06, 2009
manjar in San Francisco Bay Area

Great chorizo in Peninsula/South Bay?

We used to by *exceptional* chorizo from a stall at the Berryessa flea market, however it has not been available for the last couple of years. Does anyone know where to buy really good Mexican chorizo (i.e. to use as an ingredient)?

What distinguished the flea market chorizo from the stuff that comes in a tube at the supermarket was a better texture, more sophisticated use of spices, and what seems like overall a better level of ingredients (especially the meat/fat that is used).

I've tried a few different carnecerias in area, but so far nothing that has been better than the mass-produced stuff. I've seen recipes to make my own, and will probably do some of that as well, but I'd like to have an outside source for convenience. Any advice would be appreciated!

May 05, 2009
manjar in San Francisco Bay Area