Chorizo and cheese: the winning combinationsSpanish charcuterie Chorizo
The combination of chorizo and cheese is one of the best that can be found in Western cuisine. Generally easy and quick to make, it is very popular with true gourmets. Directos.eu presents some recipes in which cheese and chorizo combine wonderfully and which you can easily make at home.
Chorizo melted cheese
This foolproof recipe can be made in just a few minutes. You can enjoy this dish as an informal aperitif during family reunions, meetings with friends or even lovers. This is one of the simple and delicious ways to enjoy chorizo accompanied by cheese.
For this recipe, you will need 250 grams of grated cheese (Emmental or 4 cheese type), 150 grams of chorizo (available of course from Directos.eu), a small onion, oil of olive and a raw tomato.
To start, pour the oil into the pan and brown the finely chopped onion. Add thinly sliced chorizo when the onions start to become transparent. Brown and pour the contents into an ovenproof terracotta container. Cover the chorizo with well-spread grated cheese.
Place in an oven preheated to 200°C and cook for around ten minutes. Once the dish is out of the oven, add chopped or diced tomato and lightly salt it. Serve with flour tortillas, corn totopos or nachos. You can also accompany this dish with a country salad (tomato, lettuce, olives, potato, egg, etc.) and guacamole to enjoy the meal without adding too many calories.
Chorizo and cheese dip
The chorizo cheese dip recipe requires 15 minutes of preparation time for 8 minutes of cooking time. Here are the ingredients needed for 4 to 6 people:
- 1 chopped onion,
- 200 g of chorizo cut into cubes,
- 375 g of grated cheese mixture,
- 60 g of fresh coriander leaves,
- 220 g corn chips,
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped garlic,
- 2 tablespoons of tequila (optional, and of course to consume in moderation).
Before starting, preheat your oven, preferably on the grill setting. Pour a small amount of canola oil into a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the garlic, onion and chorizo for one to two minutes. Optionally, add the tequila and cook for 5 minutes.
Then spread the grated Mexicana cheese mixture in a small pan. Pour the chorizo mixture onto this mixture and bake for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the cheese and chorizo dip sprinkled with coriander leaves and accompanied by corn chips.
4 cheese and chorizo pizza
Have you already tasted the 4 cheese pizza topped with our tender and mild chorizo? Follow this recipe which promises you a real taste journey. For a pizza for one person, you will need a ball of pizza dough, tomato coulis, four cheeses (mozzarella, goat cheese, gorgonzola, maroilles) and finally slices of chorizo. You just need to double, triple or quadruple the dose to make a bigger pizza for everyone.
Prepare the pizza dough one hour before the meal. Spread it then cover it with tomato coulis. Dice the mozzarella, goat cheese, gorgonzola and maroilles and spread them on the dough. Remove the casing from the chorizo and cut this delicious cold meat into thin slices. Place them on top of the sprinkled cheeses.
Preheat the oven to 220°C (thermostat 7) and bake your pizza for around 20 minutes.
Palm fresh cheese and chorizo appetizers
Very simple to make, this recipe gets everyone in the family in agreement. To prepare approximately 20 palm trees, here are the ingredients to use:
- 1 rectangular puff pastry,
- 15 to 20 thin slices of chorizo,
- 100 g of fresh goat’s cheese (or Boursin, Saint-Morêt…),
- 1 egg yolk,
- a small amount of milk.
Before starting, preheat the oven to 200°C. Then unroll the puff pastry. Spread the cream cheese evenly then place the slices of chorizo on the surface of the dough.
Roll the dough on the right side to the center. Do the same exercise with the left side, so that the two meet in the middle of the dough. Place the sausage in the freezer for around twenty minutes so that the dough hardens slightly. Once removed from the freezer, cut sections of approximately 1 cm and place them on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Leave a small space between two palm trees to prevent them from sticking together when cooking.
Mix the egg yolk and milk, then brush the palm trees with the mixture. This technique allows you to have a beautiful golden color. Bake for about 20 minutes until you get golden palm leaves. If you want to make the dough in advance and cook the palms at another time, you can reserve the pudding in the refrigerator. Once you're ready to bake it, remove it and cut the palms.
Cheese and chorizo platter
Because happiness often resides in the simplest things, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy chorizo and cheese like this, raw, and without embellishments. The country par excellence of chorizo, Spain is full of little treasures that can be combined with this charcuterie to create an exceptional combination. We think in particular of "queso Manchego" (sheep's milk) or "cabrales", a real Iberian nugget bringing together three milks to be created (cow, goat and sheep).
France is of course not left out when it comes to cheeses, that’s its great strength! So don't hesitate to combine chorizo with cheeses that are a priori unexpected in this area. Bleu des Causses, Pélardon and Comté are certainly very different, but they all go well with delicious chorizo.
As for charcuterie, offer your guests several varieties. Mild, strong and extra-strong chorizos… There will be something for everyone!
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