Char’s Chorizo with FigsPrint Print Without Images
A sweet, spicy and salty flavour combination, this easy tapas inspired dish will have your guests coming back for one more nibble. A small chafing dish or crock pot will keep the delicious sauce nice and warm.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. chorizo, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red onion, sliced lengthwise
1 red pepper thinly slices2/3 c. red wine
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
1/3 c. honey
1 1/2 c. dried figs, trimmed and quartered
1 stick cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp. cloves (optional)
- In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion and chorizo and stir for about four minutes, until the garlic and onion is soft and starting to brown.
- Add the honey sugar and stir vigorously for approximately 30 seconds, being sure to coat all the ingredients.
- Add the wine, vinegar, dried figs, cinnamon and cloves. Heat to a simmer and let simmer for approximately 30 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and created a glaze for the chorizo and figs.
- Serve immediately, or let cool and reheat for serving. I will often reheat this in a 1-quart slow cooker and just leave it on during a party so guests can help themselves.
Serves 6-8 as a tapa.