Friday, September 10, 2010

Foodie Friday: Chorizo

Adam works with a guy who always brings chorizo to eat for lunch. He cooks it, scrambles in some eggs and rolls it up in a tortilla. Adam had a taste and liked it, so his co-worker bought him some chorizo. Adam requested that I make it for dinner last night. Being the nice wife that I am, I agreed! That is, until I saw words like "salivary glands" and "lymph nodes" in the ingredients. I'm sure this is safe to eat, and is similar to eating a hot dog, but it kind of made me gag a little just thinking about it.

I think if you didn't grow up eating certain foods, it can be really hard to develop a taste for them. For example, I grew up eating lamb sometimes, while Adam did not. He just doesn't like the taste of it, whereas it seems normal to me.

I prepared the traditional chorizo for Adam and a healthier version for myself. Or, as Adam would call it, the "white girl" version.
For mine I used leftover ground turkey that I had used to make meatloaf earlier this week. To it I added onions, fresh tomatoes, green peppers, paprika, cumin, cayenne papper, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Chorizo? No. But it tasted kind of spicy and Mexican-ish.

I scrambled in the eggs and put it all in a whole wheat tortilla topped with cheese and guacamole. It was really good! Kind of like a spicy breakfast burrito. And Adam totally ate both the pork and the turkey versions and liked them both. Mission accomplished! Have you ever had chorizo? What is the strangest thing you've ever eaten? For me it would be alligator and bear.


  1. Chorizo is pretty much a spicy sausage. While I'm sure there are vast differences, that's basically what I equate it to. I like it and LOVE it in breakfast burritos. :)

    I think the strangest thing I've ever eaten was wild boar and buffalo. The boar was yummy, but didn't taste like normal pork. Well, unless you count those times I was dared to eat strange things like bunny rabbit "yogurt drops" or "beggin' strips" dog treats.

  2. Yuck. Did the beggin strips taste like bacon?