Friday, 25 June 2010

Chorizo side dishes (aka fridge surprise!)

Last week meals were mainly fridge surprise, overspent the previous week so was determined to use up what was in the cupboards, along with a *lot* of food leftover from our Fathers Day meal. I had some chorizo, plus some beautiful long red peppers to use and made the following two simple dishes:

Grilled Red peppers with Chorizo and Smoked Cheddar (from Aldi reduced to clear 50p!):

In a pan I fried off about 2 inches thinly sliced chorizo salami, with a small diced onion, piled into halved and deseeded peppers, grated over a good layer of smoked cheddar, seasoned then grilled for about 12 minutes, until the cheese had melted nicely and browned, was delicious and most surprisingly was even loved by the mr anneskitchen! Apparently reminded him of old fashioned pepperoni pizzas..!

Next up was stir fried Broccoli, with chorizo and new potatoes:

With the remaining chorizo and odd ends, I quickly blanched a few broccoli florets, then fried the remaining sliced chorizo, a small diced onion and 2 sliced cooked new potatoes, until golden, added the broccoli and heated through, made a delicious and colourful side dish!


  1. loving the sound of the chorizo and red pepper

  2. Mmm these both look and sound gorgeous! I'm putting chorizo on my shopping list next week for sure! :)

  3. I love chorizo, and I also love fridge surprises! Good thinking with this one.

  4. Beth - its definately a winning combo :)

    Catherine - hope you enjoy it as much as we did

    Julia - fridge surprise is the mainstay of this blogs recipes!

  5. Fridge surprise always makes my frugal soul happy - I can always imagine my Japanese grandma nodding in approval for not wasting ^_^


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