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Char’s Chorizo with Figs


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1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. chorizo, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small red onion, sliced lengthwise

1 red pepper thinly slices

2/3 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.

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.


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