Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The recipe says shrimp, but I say chicken. I can't eat seafood, so I easily altered this recipe, changing the shrimp to chicken. I was hesitant about the kale, but it was very good. It holds up well to long cooking and doesn't become really soggy like I imaged it would have. The recipe wants you to add the shrimp in the reheating process. This is because the shrimp is delicate and won't hold up to long heating without dreadfully overcooking. But since chicken does well simmering in liquid for long periods, I added it in the begining instead of when it was reheating. This is a very simple "chop and drop" recipe.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces chorizo, casing removed and chopped
1 starchy potato, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped or thinly sliced
1 Fresno or Holland pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 small bunch flat-leaf kale, leaves stripped and chopped
Freshly grated nutmeg
1 (15-ounce) can chick peas, drained
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes or diced tomatoes with chiles
3 cups chicken stock
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, deveined and stemmed
Juice of 1 lemon
Portuguese rolls, for serving
Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat, add the chorizo and render 2 minutes. Then add the potato, onion, carrot, garlic, chile pepper, thyme, and bay leaf, soften 5 to 6 minutes. Wilt in the kale and season with a little nutmeg. Stir in the chickpeas, tomatoes, and stock into the pot, bring to a low boil and season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Cool and store for make-ahead meal.
Heat the chorizo and vegetable sauce base to a low boil, when ready to serve. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and firm. Add the juice of 1 lemon and turn off the heat. Serve the shrimp and chorizo in shallow bowls garnished with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and warm Portuguese rolls alongside.
Posted by Jennifer Railsback at 8:00 AM