Chorizo in Wine

Fruity red wine makes an interesting pairing with spicy chorizo sausage in this popular Spanish appetizer.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. chorizo sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 shallots
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ⅓ cup dry red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ loaf French or Italian bread, cut into cubes

Directions

  • Remove the chorizo sausage from its casing and cut on the diagonal into ¼" slices. Peel and chop the garlic cloves and shallots.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook gently over medium heat until browned (about 2 minutes). Add the garlic and shallots. Stir in the paprika. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, until the chorizo is crisp.
  • Add the red wine and bring to a boil. Add the bay leaf and the cinnamon stick. Stir in the lemon juice and ground nutmeg. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the wine has been absorbed (about 15 minutes). Remove the chorizo from the saucepan.
  • Cut the bread into squares. Fasten each slice of chorizo to a piece of bread with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. chorizo sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 shallots
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ⅓ cup dry red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ loaf French or Italian bread, cut into cubes

Directions

  • Remove the chorizo sausage from its casing and cut on the diagonal into ¼" slices. Peel and chop the garlic cloves and shallots.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook gently over medium heat until browned (about 2 minutes). Add the garlic and shallots. Stir in the paprika. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, until the chorizo is crisp.
  • Add the red wine and bring to a boil. Add the bay leaf and the cinnamon stick. Stir in the lemon juice and ground nutmeg. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the wine has been absorbed (about 15 minutes). Remove the chorizo from the saucepan.
  • Cut the bread into squares. Fasten each slice of chorizo to a piece of bread with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat25g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium960mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars4g
Protein19g