Cooking with Chorizo at home
Filipino families love their chorizo or longganiza. It’s usually sweet, because we like our cured meats sweet. But the Spanish chorizo is different. It is savory, slightly peppery, and very meaty! And that is exactly what you get with the Cocina Estella Spanish Chorizo. And today, let’s see what we can do while cooking with chorizo. Will update this post with more homecooking recipes.
Note: A collaboration.
Cocina Estella Spanish Chorizo
With Cocina Estella Spanish Chorizo, you get chorizo in a tub. You can easily spoon out the raw meat and adjust the amount according to what you need. While the meat is still tender, you can estimate your next cooking portions and separate them. That way, you don’t have to keep thawing the entire tub of meat the next time you cook.
Their Spanish chorizo may be eaten with your favorite all-day breakfast meals, served with rice and egg. You only need a little with each bite because it has quite enough salt.
Cocina Estella Spanish Chorizo is homemade and contains no preservatives, MSG, or gluten.
Cooking with Chorizo
For your all-day breakfast meal, cook your sunny side up eggs first. Then adjust the oil. Since Cocina Estella Spanish chorizo does not have a lot of pork fat, you may need to have a bit more oil to allow for frying the meat. It depends upon you. Then serve with steamed or fried rice. My kids prefer plain rice.
Moreover, it is also flavorful enough to be used in cooking other dishes. While it contains garlic (as all self-respecting chorizos do), it is not overpowering. This would especially come in handy for those times that you no longer want to saute. It’s your easy way out. So we are going to explore cooking with chorizo.
Spicy Chorizo Spaghetti
- 450 grams pasta, cooked al dente
- 3-4 Tbsps. olive oil
- 2/3 tub Cocina Estella Spanish Chorizo (picante)
- 1/2 carrot, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- Sliced black olives (optional)
- Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Drain the pasta and set aside.
- Heat the oil but don’t wait for it to start smoking. Stir fry the carrots.
- Add the Cocina Estella Spanish Chorizo and let it cook/fry through.
- Stir in the sliced green peppers and black olives. Cook-stir for about a minute.
- Reduce the heat to low and toss in the pasta. Consume while it’s hot.
For more flavor, you might like some parmesan cheese or a dash of salt. But we were fine with the flavor of this mixture already. I just added the carrots so that the kids can eat some semblance of vegetables. When mixed with the pasta, the chorizo wasn’t so spicy anymore.
You can do more cooking with chorizo. It’s one of the most flavorful meats there are. Enjoy your time in the kitchen! 😀
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In Bacolod, Cocina Estella Spanish chorizo in regular and spicy variants are available at Flibby’s Cupcakes, 17th Street. Tel. No. (034) 4583272.