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Chorizo is truly magical

(30 Posts)
Iatemyskinnyperson Wed 24-Apr-13 18:58:56

Doesn't it make anything taste good? Just had courgettes and chorizo pan fried and then covered in melted mozzarella. It was feckin lush

Thank you wreckitralph. Forgot you could peel it. Doh!

wreckitralph Sun 28-Apr-13 12:52:21

Since my DH is half Spanish I am very lucky indeed to go there a lot and eat the gorgeous food his mum and aunty cooks. They eat really well and drink fab wine. If you like chorizo, you should also check out Jamon Iberico and Jamon Serrano and look up tapas from the Pais Basco area and La Rioja. I have always loved Spanish food but thought I had died and gone to heaven when I went to Bilbao and La Rioja last year. Lots of us go to South Spain on holiday but one thing I have learned from my DH's rellies is that the north is the best place and their food (and wine) is the best in the world.

Madame - my MIL always scores the outside and peels the skin off in one go. Spaniards don't eat the skin. Sometimes they also boil it for a bit in water to get rid of the fat.

Thingymajigs Sun 28-Apr-13 08:18:49

Its a staple ingredient in our house too thanks to DP. He's obsessed with the stuff. Whenever he cooks he just googles chorizo recipes. It became a tad annoying when he ruined my bolognese with it though but he redeemed himself by making an amazing chicken and chorizo pie.
Its also the only way I can cook an otherwise vegetarian pasta meal without him moaning. Pasta, pesto, cheese and chorizo is amazing as a calorific treat. Thats the only real issue with chorizo, the fat and calorie content is off the chart.

ArrowofApollo Sun 28-Apr-13 08:15:59

I'm having paella carne for dinner and that will have chorizo. I also have a lentil and chorizo soup recipe.
If make tortilla I layer chorizo slices in it.

Trazzletoes Sun 28-Apr-13 08:15:08

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has a recipe for making your own - it basically ends up like lumps rather than in a big sausage shape but it is AMAZING!

Recipe is here enjoy!

Can you eat it when outside looks like it has salami type mould on it?

Am planning chorizo and courgette pasta but DH saying I shouldn't eat it as pregnant and to buy a fresh one.

I often roast new pots, sauté red onion and peppers and chorizo, pour over the potatoes and top with poached egg. One of dh's fave dinners.

SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Sun 28-Apr-13 08:11:12

I've had one in the fridge for aaaages so thanks for the inspiration. It might finally get eaten!

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 28-Apr-13 07:47:05

I make this with mussels and a glug of white wine. Got he recipe from the fish stall man in morrisons! Really nice recipe. Sometimes I add celery to it too.

www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/mussels-with-chorizo

wreckitralph Sun 28-Apr-13 07:40:28

Chorizo and eggs do go together. I've seen them cooked in a small cast iron pot with thick slices of chorizo on the bottom, egg in the middle and tomato sauce. Very La Rioja.

Mrdarcyswife Sun 28-Apr-13 07:35:02

Yum, thanks Wannabe

tilder Sat 27-Apr-13 18:45:02

Chorizo is my favourite ingredient at the moment. Especially with eggs. They shouldn't go but they do.

I don't find it expensive, I am boring and get it at the supermarket 2 for £4. I find one does 3 meals for dh and I with no other meat, so its a cheap and yummy way of adding a bit of protein.

I adapted it from this recipe.

Because I use the slow cooker I use around 500-600ml of stock so that its thick. I also have to blend it (for DP hmm ) so when its cooked I fish some chorizo out for him before blending.

I fry the chorizo and onions (and garlic if using, but I dont) in a little oil first, add all the other things to the slow cooker.

Once the onions are soft and the chorizo cooked a little I add those in and turn it on high for 4-6 hours.

I made a Spanish potato dish- pots, chorizo, red pepper, onion, toms- and it was so good- then I my fitness palled it- chorizo is not a friend to keeping calories down!!

Mrdarcyswife Sat 27-Apr-13 17:01:19

Wannabe, that sounds delicious! Can you post the recipe?

I love chorizo. I made a tasty red lentil stew with it in the SC.

Chorizo and honey sounds lush. Going to try that.

Iatemyskinnyperson Fri 26-Apr-13 00:11:31

Excellent chorizo inspiration, thanks all! I'd better be careful in case I eat too much and go off it! My fav is from lidl. Proper long traditional looking sausage....

louwn Thu 25-Apr-13 20:30:54

I love stews with chorizo, like fish or pork, and the oil oozes out - delicious. Loving artichokes in a jar too WowOoo....was a bit gutted when our local Aldi stopped stocking them! (DP and I call them jartichokes....does that make me really sad?!)

YooHooYoniMe Thu 25-Apr-13 12:13:03

grin SmartArse. Enjoy!

This thread is making me ravenous for huge quantities of chorizo. I am not sure a cheese and pickle sandwich is going to cut it for lunch today.

Dry fry chorizo cubes, add a tin of rinsed drained chick peas, heat through, add a jar of puttanesca pasta sauce. Serve with slices of fresh mozzarella on top and crusty bread.....

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Thu 25-Apr-13 11:17:32

YooHoo I've just added all those ingredients to this week's shopping list! grin

It's also brilliant added to most chicken dishes, or with seafood. It isn't cheap though, is it?! shock

YooHooYoniMe Thu 25-Apr-13 11:14:31

Mmm yes. I have been doing big roast veg and chorizo things lately, because the chorizo juices are just so good at flavouring the whole lot. I do courgette, peppers, fennel, red onion, and whole garlic cloves mixed with fennel seeds, chilli, oregano and chopped chorizo. Yum. You can mix it into pasta with tomato sauce and feta to great effect.

WowOoo Thu 25-Apr-13 11:13:34

Mmm...

Am going to try chorizo and honey.

It's the kind of thing I get the urge for, eat loads and then feel satisfied.
Am going through an artichoke in a jar of oil phase at the moment.

Pantah630 Thu 25-Apr-13 11:10:39

Scallops cooked in the left over chorizo oil/juices are divine smile

IsaacCox Thu 25-Apr-13 11:09:21

Mmmm chorizo is my favourite smile

Iatemyskinnyperson Wed 24-Apr-13 22:09:15

OMFG that chorizo & honey sounds amazing!! Think I'll try that for lunch tomorrow on salad!

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