Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chorizo and White Bean Stew

I love chorizo sausage. I love the flavour they give to just about anything. I love them fried up by themselves. I love how just one sausage will neatly spread a warm spiciness through a whole dish. This is a new recipe for us, but it was so good that we forgot to take pictures. Sorry. It's based on a recipe in an old copy of BBC's Good Food magazine. You will need some crusty bread to capture every last bit of the sauce.
Chorizo and White Bean Stew
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 rashers of bacon, sliced (rind removed)
1 bay leaf
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp paprika
2 tomatoes, chopped
3 uncooked chorizo sausages
2 cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Heat the oil in a heavy based pot, over a medium heat. Add the bacon and the bay leaf, and when the fat becones to run, add the onion. Keep the heat low so the onion browns but doesn't burn. Add the garlic, rosemary and thyme and cook until aromatic. Stir in paprika and tomatoes and simmer until the tomatoes are soft.
While it's simmering, slice the chorizo into 1cm slices. Add the chorizo and beans to the pot, with enough water to cover. Simmer for 5 minutes. Done!

4 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds yum! I've copied the recipe and added it to my ever-growing file of recipes to print once I get some printer ink!

Liz (from SS)

Abby said...

Sounds awesome! I love sausage, too, but I try to take it easy with the pork products because, unfortunately, my hips are in LOVE with pork fat. Heh.

kazari_lu said...

Liz, I'm the same! But we haven't had a printer for a while now, so I've reverted to small scraps of paper... it makes recipe-hunting more like a lucky dip : )

abby, i know exactly what you mean about pork fat. most recipes where I use chorizo only use one. It's like adding half a rasher of bacon - all the flavour without all the calories (I hope!)
not this one though : )

mac said...

I have this recipe as well from the BBC mag and I cook this often for the family. They love it.