Chorizo a la Sidra - Chorizo with cider

Neil Morris - 28 January 2014


Region: The Basque County, Asturias, Cantabria

Preparation: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Oven temp: on the hob

Difficulty: easy

Serves: 2+ as a tapas dish


Chorizo a la Sidra is a tapas dish commonly found in northern Spain where cider is a popular beverage. Make sure you use cooking chorizo rather than the ready-to-eat dry-cured version, or you will find the meat will go very hard. If you select the right chorizo then you will end up with succulent and tender meat that tastes amazing with the syrupy cider sauce.

This is one of the easiest tapas dishes to make and is great to serve as a tapas during the colder months of the year.

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Place the whole chorizo sausages in a small cooking pan and pour over the cider. Cook over a fairly high heat until the cider reduces and starts to turn into a syrup-like texture. Be careful not to let it get too thick.

Cut the chorizo into bite-size pieces and place in a serving dish. Finally, drizzle over the rest of the cider and serve while still hot.

Use fresh bread to mop up the remaining sauce.

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