Monday, 16 August 2010

Spiced Chorizo and potato..... Mood = On my Mind

I love chorizo. It is actually a new thing with me. I have eaten some really bad chorizo in the past and it totally put me off till one day i just bought some that i was looking for. I had read about it in a magazine to be very good quality with a great taste and thought I should just do it!


The mild spicy smoky Paprika flavour of the chorizo is something i love and to combine it with my 'Batata Harra' recipe was on my mind for some time now.... What a great combination. I decided to make it last night as I was feeling a little bit UGHHH! These kinds of dishes really lift me up as they are my comfort food. I don't binge on chocolate or sweet things when i need a fix, but more on spicy, salty foods.


You can find my recipe for batata harra here.


Just add the chopped chorizo 1/2 way through to really get the flavour and colour out. Add coriander and lemon to taste and eat with pita bread. I made a sandwich yesterday. You can use sweet potato as well but for this dish i just used regular potatoes. Its your choice. It will work both ways.


Total Craving Fix!!!!

12 comments:

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

I love it too! I just tried homemade chorizo at a food festival that was completely unbelievable! Maybe that is the next step!

Victoria said...

I love chorizo and, I love your recipe. It's original!

Great blog!

elissa@kitchendemure said...

Looks really yummy. I think I read somewhere that hot food has mood enhancing qualities. Makes sense to me, as I also reach for spicy food when I'm in the dumps.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hi Victoria, ASP and Elissa, thanks for stopping by. ASP, I will defintiley make it to my farmers market and try home made chorizo. Victoria, The recipe did come out of no where the other night and thank the lord it taste great. Elissa, I do think spicy food has an affect on your body and mind for sure.... I always go that way when i am feeling uuuurhhhggg!

Natalie @ Perrys' Plate said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! I love yours and have added it to my reader :) Having a catering company is something that I'm shooting for. . . someday when I don't have little ones tugging at my legs all day. :)

This recipe combines some of my favorite things. What brand of chorizo did you use?

The Cilantropist said...

Oh there is this awesome latin american restaurant near me and they have a dish that is similar to this... and OH that chorizo is sooo good! Love your recipe! ;)

Table Talk said...

I too share your point of view when it comes to splurging. I usually crave something salty over something sweet. Chorizo with potatoes offers a little bit of everything I love in a comforting dish.
Love your blog--this is my first visit :)

Iron Chef Shellie said...

This post has put me in the mood for chorizo!! I haven't had it for a while now, but saw it at the deli last week wondering what I could make with it =) yum!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hey Cilantro, you should get some soon. I love the combination of this!
@TT, Thats is totally the way i love to eat. Sweet then salty. ALWAYS!
@ICS, this is a great way to eat it. I also make it with scrambled eggs, and also with puff pastry with melted goats cheese and chilli and rocket with roasted butternut squash.... DELICIOUS! Its also great in soups

Justin said...

i'm a big fan of chorizo too. i like it in almost everything.

OohLookBel said...

Yum! Throwing (good) chorizo into a dish is guaranteed to make it even better, in my opinion,

Melpy said...

This looks so beautiful, I wish I wasn't starting a new diet so I could partake!