In Portugal we have very good quality chouriço. We frequently use chouriço in meat dishes, soups, kebabs, as an entrance or small meal.
Portuguese and the Spanish use the word "Tapas" to designate small meals. Tapas can include several ingredients, like cheese, ham, chouriço, fried fish, etc.
I cooked the black pork chouriço in the picture with alcohool.
With Portuguese home made bread and a good red wine chouriço is a great Tapa.