Check out our guide to sobrasada, including where to buy it and recipe inspiration, then learn more about veal, black pudding and harissa paste.

What is sobrasada?

Sobrasada is a soft, spreadable, chorizo-like sausage from Spain. It’s made by curing pork meat and fat with lots of paprika, salt and spices, and is available in either mild, medium or hot varieties. It’s an ingredient loved by chefs and restaurants, including Parrillan Borough Yards, José Pizarro and Nieves Barragán of Sabor. It’s often added to béchamel sauces for transforming into deep-fried croquetas, and brings a punch of flavour to paella or pasta dishes. But, it's equally delicious by itself or spread on toast, like in the recipe below. It’s available to buy online from Brindisa, Abel & Cole and other Spanish delis.

Where to buy sobrasada

Enebral sobrasada, £5.50/300g, Abel & Cole
This authentic Spanish sobrasada comes from Iberian pigs that forage in Andalusia. It's organic and smoky, and has a touch of rosemary.

Westcombe sobrasada, £7.95/150g, Pipers Farm
Try this English take on sobrasada, ethically made using Tamworth pork. It has a subtle heat from smoked paprika.

Sobrasada recipes

Roast parsnip soup

Our trends expert Gurdeep Loyal serves his comforting parsnip and paprika soup with sobrasada, a spreadable chorizo-like sausage from Spain.

A bowl of parsnip soup with a spoon and toast on the side