Chorizo is a cured smoked pork sausage from Spain.
Spanish chorizo is an extremely versatile part of the Spanish gastronomy.
Chorizo is the word used for fresh or fermented cured smoked pork sausage originating from Spain.Â Spanish chorizo comes in short, long, hard, soft, sweet and spicy varieties making it an extremely versatile part of the Spanish gastronomy, appearing in a variety of Spanish chorizo recipes as well as in many Spanish chorizo tapas (appetizers).
Spain (Spanish: España [esˈpaɲa] (listen)), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España),[a][b] is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco).[h] Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.