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How to Grill Chorizo Sausage?

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How to Grill Chorizo Sausage?

Chorizo is a Spanish-origin dish of ground pork heavily spiced with chilli powder, paprika, cumin, and garlic. If you’re looking to try this and looking for a guide about how to grill chorizo sausage, then this article is for you.

Well, Chorizo is quite a popular dish in Spain. It’s a relatively spicy meat sausage originating from Andalusia, the southern region of Spain. Chorizo Sausage is also popular in other European countries, among them Italy and Portugal. So, if you want to try this at home, follow our recipe:

What is Chorizo?

Before you start grilling, you need to know things about chorizo. Technically, chorizo is made with a combination of beef and pork but it’s often perceived as a type of salty, fatty pork sausage that’s seasoned with various spices. The word “chorizo” literally translates to “sausage” in both Spanish and Latin American Spanish. In some countries, the term “chorizo” is used to refer to different types of sausage made with various cuts of meat.

How to Grill Chorizo Sausage?

To grill chorizo sausage, you can follow this guide:

Depending on how you want to use the chorizo, you can grill the chorizo whole, butterfly-style (lengthwise), chopped into 1/2 inch chunks, or crumbled. Always start with a clean, hot grill and a clean hot cooking grate. Be sure to cook the sausage on medium-low to medium heat so that it doesn’t burn. Just make sure that the flame is not too strong because your sausage will be heavily spiced as well.

Trim the fat from each end of the sausage and cut it into 1/2 inch to 1-inch chunks. Place them directly over the fire and cook, turning several times until nicely charred on all sides.

You can also grill chorizo whole on skewers. Just make sure that they are pierced straight through the middle so they don’t spin around too much while they are on the grill.

And finally, if you want to serve chorizo with a side of food, such as potatoes, use clean skewers or wooden toothpicks to keep the sausage from sticking.

How to Serve Chorizo?

There are many ways to serve chorizo at home. You can simply use the sausage as a topping for pizza, kinds of pasta, or burgers. You can also serve it by itself as a side dish for some rice, potatoes, or any other starches. But if you want to try this recipe at home, here’s what you should do:

Immerse thin-cut chorizo into warm water for about 10 minutes to eliminate grease. Drain and pat dry before cooking.

So all you need to do is cut the chorizo into small pieces, place them on the grill, and grill on medium-low heat until they are nicely charred. For best results, reserve any leftover slices of chorizo and break them up into smaller chunks while you’re eating.

This may be a messy experience but it’s worth it. You can also refrigerate or freeze any leftover pieces of chorizo, just as long as you don’t completely defrost them and store them in the freezer.

How to cook Chorizo in Oven?

To cook chorizo in the oven, you can follow this guide:

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spread the chunks of chorizo evenly on a baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven. You will know when they are done because they will be fully cooked after 10 – 15 minutes. You can also use a meat thermometer to check if they are cooked through. Allow them to rest for at least 5 minutes before removing them from the pan and serving.

How to cook Chorizo in a Crockpot?

To cook chorizo in the crockpot, you can follow this guide:

Prepare the chorizo according to instructions on the label. (Chop or cut into small chunks if necessary). Place them in a slow cooker and cover them with vegetable oil. Cook on low for 6 hours. After that allow them to cool and store in the fridge. Use within 3 days.

How to cook Chorizo on Stovetop or Gas Grill?

To cook chorizo on a stovetop or gas grill, you can follow this guide

Depending on how you want to use the chorizo, you can grill the chorizo whole, butterfly-style (lengthwise), chopped into 1/2 inch chunks, or crumbled. Always start with a clean, hot grill and a clean hot cooking grate. Be sure to cook the sausage on medium-low heat so that it doesn’t burn. Just make sure that the flame is not too strong because your sausage will be heavily spiced as well.

Trim the fat from each end of the sausage and cut it into 1/2 inch to 1-inch chunks. Place them directly over the fire and cook, turning several times until nicely charred on all sides.

You can also grill chorizo whole on skewers or wooden toothpicks for easier handling. Just make sure that they are pierced straight through the middle so they don’t spin around too much while they are on the grill.

Keep in mind that you should keep your flame at medium-low to medium, or else your sausage will burn before it’s cooked through. Also, don’t forget to turn it in every 5 minutes until it’s ready.

There are many ways to cook chorizo. Grilling is one of the easier ways to cook chorizo. You can grill it whole or off the skewers, so you don’t have to worry about where to place it on the grill. Also, grilling is a healthier cooking method that can retain more flavor than frying in grease.

So, now that you know how to grill chorizo sausage, you can now use this recipe to prepare and enjoy some of the best chorizos you have ever tasted. Happy Grilling!