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Chorizo is truly magical

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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

Ruffello Wed 24-Apr-13 21:12:57

Mmmm... that sounds yummy Skinny. I agree chorizo is a fantastic flavour booster. I always have some in the fridge for when I want to transform everyday dishes into something really special.

CabbageLooking Wed 24-Apr-13 21:14:38

Chorizo is my go-to ingredient when I want to make something vegetarian without upsetting my husband! (Make the meal; add chorizo at the end).

plisplas Wed 24-Apr-13 21:16:20

Try cooking chorizo (the fresh one) fried in a small amount of olive oil and then add 3-4 tb of runny honey.

plisplas Wed 24-Apr-13 21:17:09

I forgot to say that then you have to keep frying for 5 more mins or so.

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

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

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

Mmmm chorizo is my favourite smile

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

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

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


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.

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.

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

butterfliesinmytummy Thu 25-Apr-13 11:18:50

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.....

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.

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?!)

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....

wannabedomesticgoddess Fri 26-Apr-13 00:16:58

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

Chorizo and honey sounds lush. Going to try that.

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

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

talkingnonsense Sat 27-Apr-13 17:14:54

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!!

wannabedomesticgoddess Sat 27-Apr-13 18:35:16

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.

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.

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

Yum, thanks Wannabe

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

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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.

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!

Madamecastafiore Sun 28-Apr-13 08:14:50

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.

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