Chorizo Fingers with Ancho Chili Puree
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Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 Pound Lean Boneless Pork -- cubed
1/2 pound fresh pork fat -- cubed
3 cloves garlic -- peeled,minced
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger -- total
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons olive oil
In meat grinder or food processor fitted with steel blade, grind together pork, beef, pork fat and garlic. If using a food processor, be sure not to overprocess. Remove and discard any gristle.
Place meat in a large bowl. Add paprika, oregano, brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, mixed spices, cinnamon, cumin and red wine vinegar. Knead by hand to incorporate all seasonings. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Form meat mixture into fingers about 2 inches
long and 1/2-inch in diameter. Heat olive oil in
large skillet. Add enough fingers to make a single
layer and cook in hot oil, over medium heat,
turning to brown all sides, for about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Serve Chorizo Fingers with Ancho Chili Puree.
© Jim Catanich