I have an excess of chorizo in the house. What can I make that will surprise me? (preferably no pasta recipes--I'm pasta'd out.)
Amanda's shrimp and chorizo salad (above) is one delicious option.
Think something Spanish; paella, arroz con pollo or tortilla.
That sounds terrific! Or how about a frittata using the chorizo and some other Spanish-inspired ingredients? I'm thinking a chorizo and potato frittata, finished off with a little manchego cheese..
Chorizo tacos are also yummy. Just fry up the chorizo and put it into tacos with all your favorite taco toppings. (Very yummy for breakfast tacos/burritos.)
If it's Mexican chorizo, try this:
One of my sons' favorite pizzas (their own creation) uses a bed of caramelized onions, followed by fresh arugula, chorizo and a very light scattering of fresh mozzarella and Manchego. They cut the chorizo into thick julienne and saute them first to render some of the fat. ;o)
My favorite way to make chorizo: Cut into 1/2 rounds cook in a heavy fry pan (cast iron is best) until very brown in a little olive oil. Remove and drain on paper towels. Wipe out the excess fat. Add 1 tbs good olive oil and return to medium heat. Add 1 large sliced sweet onion and cook until golden. Add the chorizo back in with 1/4 c good quality sherry. Cook for another minute or two. serve with lots of crusty bread.
Chorizo goes so well with clams. Saute diced chorizo in evoo with some crushed red pepper, garlic and onions, until onions are wilted. Toss in some littlenecks, broth and white wine, cover and cook until clams open. Add a squeeze of lemon and some chopped parsley. Add a crustly loaf of bread to dip and you're good to go!
You didn't say if it was Mexican fresh corizo or some sort of Spanish cured chorizo, but this is delicious:
I love fresh chorizo in a frittatta with fried potatos, black beans, lots of cheese, and topped with salsa and guacamole. Cured chorizo is wonderful in a tomato ragou over polenta or rice (since you're pasta'ed out), and I use it a lot in a tortilla. Diced small and sauteed for a minute or two, it's wonderful scrambled up in some eggs and wrapped in a corn tortilla. Diced up, sauteed and drained, in a salad with apples and balsamic viniagrette dressing. (Can you tell I kinda like chorizo?)
I love the very simple chorizo and egg burrito and sometimes with the addition of potato.