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Amazing find - hand made chorizo tied with corn husks

Krys | Mar 13, 200511:55 AM

Carneceria en Valle opened yesterday. In addition to the plump links of smoked choirizo, they will be making a number of other sausages.

I really went in there for some milk this morning, and thought I would check out the new meat market.

After looking at the meats and saying amazing for about the fourth time, I was given three links for free. I have never seen sausages tied with corn husks in the United States even in San Diego which has some impressive Latino Markets.

I was told that the man making the sausages has a real knack for this and has some Italian influences.

This is one of the .... no ... this is the best Mexican butcher shop I have ever been in. It is small, but the cuts are just perfect. There was some nice fish and a good selection of cheeses.

Beautiful marinated meats as well with some chicken legs sprinked with red chili powder and mixed with green peppers and onions. One meat I've never seen before was peeled knuckle, which was very thin with an almost veal like look to it. Will have to find out more on how this is used.

Nice cheese selection too with Queso Oaxaca, beautiful panela, a double cream cheese and a nice crumbly wheel of Queso Fresco.

EXTREMELY gringo friendly. Meats and cheeses are clearly marked both in Spanish and English. The staff is super friendly.

There's always been a nice little fruit stand / market at this site that also is very clean with nice quality bins of Mexican products like piloncillo and tamarindo.

This is right where Apian Way ends on San Pablo Avenue. And if your sausage cravings are not totatally satisfied just down the way you can pick up some of Giovanni's Italian sausage. Rats ... I'm going to have to start cooking.

Will update on the sausage situation as I explore their products.

Carneceria en Valle
Valley Produce
588 San Pablo Road (corner of Apian Way & San Pablo)
Pinole, CA

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