Yesterday I decided to try out a new recipe. This was brought about more by current financial situation (aka poverty) than by any particular wish to experiment culinarily. But I'm so glad I did. This is such a simple and filling recipe that's both food porn and comfort food in equal measures. It's a traditional spanish dish often served in tapas bars. The spicy chorizo adds a lovely kick and you can experiment by using different types of spiced chorizo (for my meal I used garlic & herb chorizo). This recipe serves around 3 or 4 people so you can reduce the proportions if you are making just for one.
1 Onion (Chopped)
2 Cloves Garlic (Chopped finely)
1kg Potatoes (Cut into approx. 2cm pieces)
250g Chorizo Sausage
1 Red Chili (Chopped)
1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
1/2 - 1 tsp Paprika
1/2 - 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Salt & Pepper
- Fry the onions, garlic & chili in some oil until the onions soften. Add the cayenne & the paprika (depending on how spicy you want it) & stir.
- Add the tomatoes & simmer for 20 minutes until it reduces to a thick sauce.
- Steam or boil the potatoes until soft.
- Fry the chopped chorizo in a separate pan for a few minutes until it releases some of it's oils.
- Add the potatoes & fry until both the chorizo & potatoes have started to turn brown. Alternatively you can deep fry the potatoes for a few minutes to turn them brown before adding them to the chorizo.
- Season the sauce, adding more cayenne & paprika if needed.
- Add the sauce to the chorizo & potatoes & serve.