My first exposure to mexican chorizo was back a few weeks when I made Paella and used it instead of Spanish chorizo. I've been wanting to try it in its natural "habitat" ever since.
With the advice of a very sweet and helpful co-worker, I presented chorizo to my family last night. I purchased beef chorizo from the market (they also have pork chorizo). However from what I understand, its not nearly as good as the chorizo that is made by the "chorizo man" and sold every few months. I'm gonna have to get my hands on some of that stuff!!
Anyways....here's what I did this time (I have other plans for next time)
I sliced a few potatoes....small chunks would've been good too. I also sliced some onion, garlic and jalapeno (in my whimpy ass version...the seeds and ribs were removed)....and sauteed. I only used 2 potatoes and 1 jalapeno for my 12oz chorizo. Chorizo has a very over powering presence. I probably should've used 3 or 4 potatoes and 2 or more jalapenos. But it was still really good!
I then removed the potatoes from the pan and squished the chorizo into the pan and cooked until done. Then tossed the potatoes back in.
Aaaaaand....while all this was going on I made these corn cakes...oh man....these things were seriously good stuff!!
I'll show you what I did but you'll have to get the recipe from the same place I got it from...
Its basically corn, cheese, eggs, sugar, salt and butter....all blended together in a food processor
btw....this thing is over 20 yrs old and it kicks ass!!!
Then I divided the mixture between small sheets of aluminum foil....
Twisted the ends and steamed for about an hour
Scooped it all out and served with my chorizo and a simple salad of tomatoes, avocados and red onions with lime juice drizzled over the top.
I would've loved to have had some cilantro for this dish.... It would've been great with the chorizo and in the salad. but...(sigh)...I didn't have any. :( My local market was out of it?!
Sooooo....Have you ever cooked with mexican chorizo? What did you do with it?
Ohh...and, do you want to play the Chorizo drinking game? For every time I said "Chorizo" (ya, that time counts too)....you get to take a shot of tequila. See what a great hostess I am?