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#1 Thu 13 Sep 12 5:30pm

Boogibuns

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Member since Thu 13 Sep 12

Chorizo is a pain!

Hello! I have issues with bloomin chorizo...I find recipes I would really like to try but they have the offending ingredient in them.
puke  puke

I'm vegetarian, which generally isn't an issue when trying out new recipes I can generally find a suitable replacement.

But not for chorizo as the oil is as important as the actual 'meat' in a lot of recipes.

So, can anyone suggest an alternative.....and no, not one suggesting I become a carnivore!!

Help!

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#2 Thu 13 Sep 12 6:04pm

dhartley

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From Yorkshire / E Sussex
Member since Thu 15 Mar 12

Re: Chorizo is a pain!

Fear not boogiebuns, for help is at hand. Depending on the recipe, the lovely red colouration often eked from the chorizo can be replicated with paprika, maybe with some smoked paprika mixed in; a slosh of red wine, a bit of sugar and dense meat substitute l ike quorn if you like.

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#3 Thu 13 Sep 12 6:29pm

Pakman

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#4 Thu 13 Sep 12 6:44pm

Kye

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Re: Chorizo is a pain!

Pakman, you beat me to it tongue i.e....phamfatale

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#5 Thu 13 Sep 12 8:23pm

koukouvagia

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From New York
Member since Fri 12 Dec 08

Re: Chorizo is a pain!

No reason to hate the chorizo, step away and take a breath.  It's really quite delicious and not for a moment at fault for your vegetarianism.

The oil is very important but you can make your own oil that will slightly resemble it.  Crush a couple of garlic cloves into a sauce pan and sweat lightly until they release their aroma.  Add a few chili flakes for heat, a tsp of smoked paprika and then pour in a half cup of olive oil.  Keep the temperature on very very low for about 30min and then remove from the heat and let it cool.  Strain and use instead of chorizo.

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#6 Fri 14 Sep 12 8:49am

BritFinn

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From Finland
Member since Thu 26 Aug 10

Re: Chorizo is a pain!

koukouvagia wrote:

No reason to hate the chorizo, step away and take a breath.  It's really quite delicious and not for a moment at fault for your vegetarianism.

lol  lol  lol  lol

That was so funny Koukou!

I was going to suggest the paprika oil thing too, but everyones beat me to it! thumbsup

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#7 Fri 14 Sep 12 8:28pm

Boogibuns

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Re: Chorizo is a pain!

Just to say a huuuuuuge thank you for all your suggestions.....

I no longer hate the chorizo, all is forgiven  thumbsup

Cheers.  mrgreen

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#8 Fri 14 Sep 12 11:37pm

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Chorizo is a pain!

wave
Enjoy your chorizo Boogibuns!

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