30 January 2013

Home Cooking: Chorizo with Kale and Breadcrumbs (30 Jan 2013)

Kale of a dish

Ever wanted to eat more healthy kale but always found it too boring when boiled. I did. So when I discovered the simple Stone Soup recipe which used chorizo I thought I'd give it a whirl. Cutting up kale and chorizo is dead easy. Add some oil, I used olive oil, to a wok/pan and pan fry the chorizo. Smells so good at this point tempting you to stop right here and eat as a tapas dish but persevere. Take the chorizo out with tongs and retain the flavoured oil to quickly stir fry the kale. Only takes a couple of minutes. As an adaptation I made some breadcrumbs by finely chopping a slice of white bread and cooked in the oven for about 10 minutes at 180 degrees until dry and crunchy. I added the breadcrumbs soon after the kale had cooked and the chorizo was added back in the wok. Allow the breadcrumbs to soak up any excess oil or add a dash of extra olive oil if too dry. Add a splash of lemon juice and take off the heat with a final stir fry toss. I only had bottled lime juice on hand which seemed to work OK as well. Didn't take long to make and tasted pretty good although probably not as healthy with the oil and chorizo but makes it easier to eat your greens.

• Chorizo
• Kale
• White Bread
• Lemon or Lime Juice
• Olive Oil

PROS: Kale is very healthy for you, There's chorizo in this dish, Simple recipe and easy to cook with minimal wash up required
CONS: Chorizo is probably not the healthiest thing to eat but tastes so good
MUST TRY: Discovering more recipes to cook kale in a tasty way
Chop up chorizo and kale
Breadcrumbs made by chopping up white bread and cooking in oven at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes
Cook chorizo in a bit of oil. Chorizo will produce extra oil when cooked.

Once the chorizo is cooked take out with tongs and keep to the side. Retain chorizo flavoured oil in wok.
Stir fry kale in chorizo flavoured oil on high heat
Once kale is about cooked add chorizo back in wok
Add breadcrumbs to soak up any excess oil and to flavour the breadcrumbs
Take off heat and add a splash of lemon or lime juice for extra flavour zest
Plate up and enjoy


Kenneth said...

Oh wow! I love Chorizo. Gonna try this in my kitchen. It looks so savoury.

Simon Leong said...

hi kenneth, hope it works out for you :-)

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