Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CHORIZO A LA SIDRA (Spanish chorizo in cider sauce)

Ingredients (Serves 4)

-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-500 grs of Spanish chorizo (cut into 1 inch pieces)
-1 small onion (thinly sliced)
-2 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced)
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
-3 cups of cider
-Crusty bread for dipping

Put the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Brown the chorizo one side for about 2 minutes. Turn to the other side to cook for about other 2 minutes. Add the garlic, onion, salt and thyme. Cook for 1 minute stirring occassionally. Add the cider and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and continue to cook until sauce has reduced in volume by about half (between 15-20 minutes), turning the chorizo occassionally to ensure even cooking.
Serve the chorizo with some crusty bread for dipping.
This is a tipycal dish from the nort of Spain (Asturias) where the chorizo and cider (sidra) are excellent. I tried this recipe here in Ireland with chorizo from the supermarket  and Irish cider: Brilliant!!!

1 comment:

  1. This looks really really good ;)
    Will have to give it a try!

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