Chorizo is a pork sausage that is cured and smoked in a specific way.

There are two different types of chorizo.

Chorizo (Mexican) is raw/uncooked and is best used in dishes crumbled. Like in my queso fundido recipe.

Chorizo or Chouri├žo (Portuguese/Spanish) is a smoked par-cooked pork sausage seasoned with hot paprika and spices. Like in my clams and chorizo recipe.