Mire! Chorizo para nuestros clientes en Inglaterra!"
Look! Chorizo for our customers in England! "Conchi"
is the wife of "Julian" one of the most envied
butchers in the area. It was a Friday morning when we
entered the butchers, fantastically clean with purpose
made display counters to show off the comprehensive
array of lean meats and embutidos. This particular morning
Conchi was making chorizo and salchicon, working the
machine like a true professional. Hand made chorizo
being made in full view of the customers - perfect.
real deal, in fact chorizo doesn't come any better,
Conchi continued to explain what she was doing, what
she was adding and why. 'Muy Muy beuna" she explains
with enthusiasm. All manner of cured sausages can be
found in "Julians" chorizo, salchichon, salchicha,
morcilla and of course Serrano ham. Lomo appears to
be a speciality, you will find the cured loins of pork
hanging behind the counter in various forms - full loins
tied to a wooden board, half loins and the pure loin
hand made chorizo comes in picante (hot) and
dulce (sweet), paprika gives the chorizo its
deep red colour and the aroma is tempting to say the
least, pepper is also used to add that extra bite for
the hotter version of this supreme sausage. A multitude
of uses too, chorizo can be eaten as tapas simply sliced,
it can also be cooked / fried / barbequed / and added
to recipes such as paella and stews.
is no doubt that Julian and Conchi are extremely proud
of the establishment they have developed over the years
- over generations. Always helpful, full of tips and
enthusiastic about the quality of the products they
produce and sell. Chorizo is a famous sausage throughout
Europe but nothing can beat the true Andalusian variety
- La Carniceria de Julian has some of the best available.
Copyright 2008 Orce Serrano Hams - www.orceserranohams.com
14 February 2008