Monday, May 30, 2005


Chorizo Asador........Another slow and quiet weekend calls for some creative thinking. I rummage through my cupboards and find this boat-shaped clay thingy. Now all I need is some of our favorite Spanish chorizo, some decent brandy or rum and of course good company and we're good to go. I chanced upon this little piece of Spanish pottery while walking around a Portuguese community in Sydney. Four elderly men gathered around a table laughing and conversing while one of them was bent over this asador, turning and twirling the chorizo around so as not to burn it and then pouring a jiggerful of brandy into the pot when the flames went out. This is a fun piece to have while having a few cocktails with friends. Roasting the chorizo over brandy flames ( tried using Tanduay rum and it turned out fine too) gives it a flavour and aroma so different from the usual pan-fried way. My favorite part is the end-cut since I get to have more of the crispy skin that's a bit charred and gives off this slightly bitter taste. I like to serve this with some roasted green peppers topped with anchovies and fresh homemade bread with an olive oil-balsamico dip. Please be very careful when pouring the brandy into the pot, never over open flames, I should know, I've got a scorched finger to prove it. Posted by Hello

5 comments:

Nutmeg said...

Grilled chorizo with a glass of chilled fino is one of life's great pleasures. Don't throw away the chorizo oil that is rendered as the chorizo cooks! Save it to use as a base for pasta sauces, vegetable, rice and bean dishes, especially chickpeas (garbanzos). Or simply dunk bread in it. Of course it's fattening, but who cares?

Loney Kitchen said...

Thanks a bunch Nutmeg for the great ideas! Now off to get some good Fino.

Anonymous said...

You are one fantastic woman. I am so glad you are part of my life and such a huge part of my past... Your namesake (my daughter, Kayci LYNELL) is graduating this month and hopefully she will take with her into adult-hood some of your many talents...

Loney Kitchen said...

Hi Anonymous :) Thanks a lot for your kind words. Please give me love to Amanda and Kayci.

Anonymous said...

hehe... MY TITA!!!!! hehehe... guess hu...
basta ako....
idol ko tong tita ko...
galing na nga maglu2..
ganda pa ng taste...
GANDA PA....
hehehehe
i want CHORIZO......
nyek!
hehe.
till next tym..
-mimi ;p