Pan-fried chorizo with garlic mayo and rocket on lightly toasted ciabatta plus some ideas for kale and fennel
December 10, 2011
If you’re going out over the next week or so and I’m guessing you are, this week’s recipe sorts the what to eat the morning after the night before perfectly. Pan-fried chorizo with garlic mayo and rocket on ciabatta – heaven in a sandwich. It has not failed me yet. I used to get this from Ochos our local Spanish joint which sadly closed up a couple of months back. And while yes, after a hard night out it is always good to be served breakfast this one really is a cinch to put together yourself with the bonus that dressing is optional which is definitely a fair trade in my mind…..
Pan-fried chorizo with garlic mayo and rocket on lightly toasted ciabatta
1 chorizo sausage weighing about 100gr – try to get a softish one
2 tablespoon of mayonnaise
1 fat clove garlic
A spritz of lemon juice
A large handful rocket washed and dried
A little onion very finely sliced (optional)
Ciabatta or any other soft crusty bread you prefer
Heat a little oil on the pan, slice the chorizo down the middle and fry over a very gentle heat until it softens and begins to darken on the outside. While the sausage is frying crush the garlic and mix it through the mayo along with a spritz of lemon juice. Taste and adjust as you like. To put the sandwich together, lightly toast the bread then spread with mayo, cover with rocket and a little onion if you’re using it then top with the chorizo and serve.
This week’s bags all have a massive head of kale in from Denis Healy’s farm. Shredded and pan-fried with slices of chorizo then topped with a poached egg a la Nigella Lawson makes a great quick supper. Otherwise, gently fry it up in butter with lots of garlic then stir through creamy mash for a delicious colcannon.
This week’s fennel makes brilliant gratins or there’s a lovely soup with orange you might like to try while my beetroot will be slow-roasted then served up with a drizzle of walnut oil and balsamic – Yum!!
Don’t forget to let us know about any of the extras you might be needing for Christmas by next Friday and be sure to give us a call if you’re not sure about anything.
Have a great weekend,