What a lovely night- cool and relaxing.
I am currently relaxing (& blogging!) to the sounds of Jeopardy. Doesn’t get much better than that. ;)
As I said in this morning’s post, I bought Soy Chorizo at Trader Joe’s this weekend. It looked interesting and was CHEAP…$1.99 for 3/4 lb.
I searched the web for uses coming up short…then I just decided to look for a recipe using chorizo and sub in my soy version.
Warnings/Tips for using this product:
The casing is PLASTIC…so you must take the ‘chorizo’ out of the casing
You must use it as a ‘ground meat’ of sort; there is no way to slice it as you would a link (i.e.: for use in Paella)
I used this recipe compliments of the New York Times and both Luke and I loved it!!! It was so delicious and filling.
Fried Chickpeas With Soy Chorizo and Spinach
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Salt and black pepper
4 ounces chorizo, diced
1/2 pound spinach, roughly chopped
1/4 cup sherry
1 to 2 cups bread crumbs. (I used Panko)
1. Heat the broiler.
2. Put three tablespoons of the oil in a skillet large enough to hold chickpeas in one layer over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add chickpeas and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until chickpeas begin to brown, about 10 minutes, then add chorizo. Continue cooking for another 5 to 8 minutes or until chickpeas are crisp. Remove chickpeas and chorizo and set aside.
4. Add the remainder of the 1/4 cup of oil to the pan; when it’s hot, add spinach and sherry, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook spinach over medium-low heat until very soft and the liquid has evaporated. Add chickpeas and chorizo back to the pan and toss quickly to combine; top with bread crumbs, drizzle with a bit more oil and run pan under the broiler to lightly brown the top. Serve hot or at room temperature.
I served this over brown rice.
I had all the ingredients for this recipe at hand so it was a must. It was so great, I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the crunch the panko crumbs gave the dish. An awesome meal with pretty minimal effort.
I’m taking some of the leftovers with me tomorrow for lunch. Phew, just in time….I was getting reeeeeeally tired of salads. (gasp!)
Have a lovely evening!
Q: What ingredients are always in your house so that you can create a quick (& satisfying meal)?