by Mark Sargeant

These tapas make the most of the chorizo’s smoky flavour. All they need is some bread, slices of Manchego cheese and a glass of sherry.

Starters & nibbles


Store both types of chorizo in the fridge wrapped in foil or waxed paper.


Fresh chorizo sausages are delicious fried or grilled and served sliced as tapas with olives and cheese. Whole chorizo are perfect for barbecuing or can be skinned and crumbled into stews. Alternatively, add slices of fried chorizo to a Spanish tortilla, or cook them as part of a spicy tomato sauce and serve with cooked pasta.