Chorizo is such a wonderful ingredient, so packed with flavour but I would never have thought to creat a Chorizo Burger, which just shows why Nigel Slater is such a celebrated author and cook.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a new cookbook. I was lucky enough to receive two new books, ‘eat, The little book of fast food’ by Nigel Slater, packed full of lovely recipes, although the book is designed to annoy, as it will not stay open on its own which is such a shame.
and ‘Dear Francesca, a cookbook with love’ by Mary Contini, which is a lovely read tracing the history of Mary’s family and their migration to Scotland with some great recipes included
They are both lovely books to read as well as to cook from so it was no hardship to choose a random recipe from one of my new books as requested by Dom at Belleau Kitchen for the Random Recipes Blog challenge.
Nigel Slater won the ‘eeny meany miney mo’ selection and then I just opened the little book of fast food randomly to find myself at the page for chorizo burgers. The recipe is copyright so I can’t share it in it’s entirety but there are only three ingredients: minced pork, cooking chorizo sausages, salt and pepper, and ciabatta or panini rolls. Nigel uses more chorizo than pork, my burgers were more like half and half. I simply formed the mix into burgers and fried them with a very little oil in a non-stick pan.
|I made the burgers rectangular to fit better onto the rolls!|
The burgers were really easy to make on a Friday night when I would usually stick a pizza straight from the freezer into the oven! The texture was nice and soft and the chorizo sausage gave the burgers a delightful smoky piquancy. I will definitely make these again.
I used Heck Smoky Chorizo style sausages, they have a good flavour and softer texture than some chorizo which made them easy to mix with the minced pork. Please don’t be alarmed by the Use By date, they were frozen well before that date and defrosted in the fridge overnight before becoming burgers!