Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hi everybody!
This time I´m going to post a recipe that shepherds used to cook in the cold winters in inland areas of Spain such as Extremadura or Castilla La Mancha.
It is also popular when the "matanza" (the process of killing the pig and making the chorizos, hams...) takes place to try the first "chorizos".
It is very easy to cook and the ingredients used are easily found in supermarkets and shops.

I´m sure you´ll enjoy it with a glass of red Rioja wine or a hot white coffee!!!!

MIGAS (Breadcrumbs with chorizo, peppers and rashers)


-Breadcrumbs (500grs)

-Chorizo  (250grs) cut into chunks

-Bacon rashers or  sliced pork belly cut in half (250 grs)

-Olive oil (150ml)

-Garlic (7 garlic cloves finely sliced)

-1 red pepper and 1 green pepper (cut into chunks)

-Paprika  (1 teaspoon) or if you can find "pimenton" (the Spanish paprika) would be perfect.

-Salt to your taste


-Fry the peppers in a deep frying pan (half fille with oil) for about 5 minutes over low heat.

-Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in another deep frying pan over medium heat, low the heat and fry the chorizo and rashers for about 3 minutes. When they are done,take them out and put them aside.

-In the fat left fry over low heat the garlic for about 2 minutes.

-Add the paprika, stir it and then add the breadcrumbs. Over low heat stir it well till the breadcrumbs absorb all the fat. Taste and season.

Serve the "migas" with the peppers, chorizo and rashers.

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