Batch and Fridge: Flavor Booster: Chorizo and Onion Mixture

One of my favorite base I keep in my fridge is Chorizo and Onion mixture.

Chorizo is packed with flavor, it’s so handy as a flavor booster for soups and vegetable dishes, especially Portuguese or Spanish inspired dishes. If you don’t like it spicy, feel free to substitute with other kinds of sausage.  They now have “Turkey Chorizo” (or was it chicken?) at Whole Foods.

Do not use this for things like Bolognese sauce or Chili, it will be too “Chorizo-ey”.

Chorizo and Onion Mixture:

  1. Sauté 1 –2 cloves of garlic, 1 large onions (sliced), and 1 uncooked chorizo out of casing in EVOO until cooked.

Usages: soup, potato dishes, braised vegetables, egg dishes, lentils, stuffing, risotto, etc…  Just like Sautéed Mirepoix Meat mixture.  Also great with seafood, especially clams.  Yum!

Unless you like it really spicy, you’d need only a little bit, so add a little less than you think you need – it’s always easier to add than subtract in kitchen math!

I will share a great “Restaurant-Inspired Recipe” using this mixture on my next post.  So stay tuned… Or better yet, subscribe to “Secrets of a Kitchen Wizard” via Email or RSS from the link above the calendar!

Happy cooking!

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3 thoughts on “Batch and Fridge: Flavor Booster: Chorizo and Onion Mixture

    • Thank you for the comment, Kristin!
      It really gives a huge boost of flavor… You can first mix it with veggies, eat some, and you can add some broth/water to make some soup for the second day. (or even add rice the day after for quick risotto for the 3rd day.) Let me know what you end up making with it!

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