Recipe by bluemoon downunder
Adapted from a recipe in 'The Australian Women's Weekly's TAPAS antipasto mezze'. Chorizo sausage - surprisingly NOT in the Zaar Kitchen Dictionary - is a sausage of Spanish origin made from ground pork, garlic and chillies, so if you cannot get chorizo sausages that gives you the general idea: just substitute with a sausage you really like. The appeal of the dish is certainly going to be largely determined by your choice of sausage; and if you like a bit of heat in your food, either choose a spicy sausage or add something like red pepper flakes in step three. 680g? Well, 500g = 1lb; 750g = 11/2lb, and exact quantities are obviously not crucial here. 5mm? 3mm =1/8 inch and 6mm = 1/4 inch. Again, the exact size of the slices is not crucial, but be ready to decrease or increase your cooking time according to the thickness of your sausage slices. You can prepare this recipe to the end of step two earlier in the day (and have the additional ingredients ready) and complete step three just prior to serving.
- 4 (170 g) chorizo sausages
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed dried Italian herb seasoning
- red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut the sausages into 5mm slices; cook the sausage slices in a large heated pan, preferably non-stick, stirring until crisp; drain on absorbent paper.
- Discard the fat from pan and wipe the pan clean with kitchen paper towelling.
- Heat the olive oil in the same pan; cook the sausage slices, garlic, Italian herbs and red pepper flakes (if using) until they are heated through and serve the sausage slices on toothpicks, sprinkled with the fresh parsley, as part of an antipasto platter.