If you are interested in buying Spanish sausages, you are in the right place. Choose from the largest variety of Spanish sausages. Chorizos, salchichones, rice and onion black pudding, cured loin and Iberian pork loin and many more products that are impossible to find abroad.
Sausages are a common Spanish product in our fridges and pantries. There is the commercial sausage, the one we can find in supermarkets. On the other hand, there is the artisan sausage, known as village sausage. It is undoubtedly the most highly valued of the two. In general, Spanish sausages are the most highly valued in the world, being in great demand and coveted by tourists and residents abroad.
Sausages are a type of culinary elaboration obtained from different parts of the pig, consisting of the curing and dehydration of a fatty meat inside the pig's intestines. It is a Spanish product with a long history, as it was a way of preserving and extending the life of food, at a time in history when refrigerators and freezers did not exist. Blessed sausages, to this day we continue to consume these Spanish products on a regular basis, which together with Serrano ham are one of the hallmarks of Spanish gastronomy. Spanish food is a protagonist in bars and homes and is much sought after by tourists visiting Spain.
Types of Spanish sausages that you can find in our shop
As we have said, sausages are considered to be all those foods that are put and cured inside the pig's casing. It is important to differentiate between the breed of pig and the pig's diet, two of the main characteristics of the pig that influence its flavour and selling price. There are sausages from white pigs and Iberian pigs, cured sausages and Iberian sausages:
Chorizo is the king of sausages, it can be found in every house and after ham it is the most international Spanish product. There are many different types of chorizo, such as spicy chorizo or sweet chorizo. It forms part of the main dishes of our gastronomy such as: macaroni with chorizo, lentils with chorizo or chorizo in cider.
Salchichón and longaniza sausage
Salchichón and longaniza differ in the spices used in each of them and the curing time. While salchichón is usually cured for a long time and a distinction is usually made between salchichón extra and salchichón ibérico. Longaniza has a lower curing time, with a softer texture, as is the case of fresh longaniza, with a reduced curing time in order to cook it and make fried longaniza.
Spanish Black Pudding is one of those sausages that you either love or you don't like at all. Depending on the part of Spain where you are, black pudding is made in one way or another. We can find different types of black pudding: cooked rice black pudding such as Burgos black pudding, onion black pudding and meat black pudding. In general, unlike other sausages, black puddings are cured for a short period of time and are usually cooked. There are 'morcillas achorizadas' which are well cured and are eaten in the same way as chorizo or salchichón. One of the most popular dishes is black pudding scrambled eggs. Although it is present in different dishes and stews such as stews and legumes.
Pork loin is the most noble part of this animal. Unlike the rest of the sausages we have defined above, which are a mixture of lean pork, fat and different spices. The loin is a sausage that is cured in a single piece, spiced, but not mixed with other ingredients. We can differentiate between lomo ibérico and lomo embuchado. Both are considered cured loin, the difference being the breed of pig.
Sobrasada from Mallorca
Sobrasada de Mallorca is the most peculiar sausage, as it can be spread. It is originally from Mallorca, but its production has spread throughout Spain. Although in mainland Spain we usually eat sobrasada. In the Balearic Islands it is consumed as a traditional sausage and is cut into slices which are then spread. There are other types of sausages such as cecina de León and panceta adobada, which have been cured and are eaten raw without cooking. Smoked pork belly, sobrasada with honey and baked bacon are some of the most popular Spanish dishes.
New social behaviours and ideologies, care for the environment and animalism are leading to a growing number of people who do not eat meat. These people do not want to give up some traditional products of our Spanish gastronomy, such as cheese and sausages, so they develop products that although their composition is totally different and 100% vegetable, their taste is very similar to that of traditional sausages. Some of the most popular vegan sausages are vegan chorizo and vegan sobrassada.
Brands of Spanish sausages from our shop
At Gastronomic Spain we work with a wide range of sausage brands. Recognised brands such as: La Pamplonica, El Zagal, Revilla, Palacios, Palcarsa and Tello among others, as well as high quality artisan brands such as: Carbó, Qalat, Embutidos Toribio, Nieto Martín, Extrem Ibérico, Nejosa and Don Jate, among others. At Gastronomic Spain we are committed to offering a tasty product with a lot of flavour, that is why we select the best products from the best brands, so that you can enjoy an exceptional product in any corner of Spain.
Among the main brands, we offer you Tello, Extrem Ibérico, Nieto Martín and Palcarsa. Unlike other types of products, this sausage has a great artisan tradition, so we have focused our offer on the best small producers, highlighting: EMbutidos Carbó and its handmade sausages. La Catedral de la Caza for its deer and wild boar sausages and Embutidos Toribio and its marvellous Páscua sausages.
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