Friday, 13 March 2009

Chorizo Flower Thighs served on a Chive Mash and a Smooth Spicy Cheese and Tomato Sauce

Another invented by me, and with this one both the eyes and the stomach can eat it.

Ingredients for Recipe: (for the 3 people)
  • 3 chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 bunch of chives (half diced, half just strips) "see photo"
  • 1 piece of chorizo the length of the chicken thigh (chopped into strips)
  • 1 can of peeled tomatoes (cut in pieces)
  • 1 / 2 cup of milk + 1 cup of milk (for purée)
  • 2 garlic cloves, (1 cut into strips for the thighs, 1 thin sliced for tomato sauce)
  • 3 tablespoon of cheddar cheese (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter for the mash + 1 more
  • 1 flat teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 6 large potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • some coriander leaves.
  • salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • optional if you want the thighs also spicy, 1 red chilli (sliced thin into strips without seeds or veins)
It's easy to prepare. After removing the bones and skin (optional). Extend the thigh on a tray (or similar) and on the thicker part of it, with a sharp knife cut a flap to elongate the thigh further, (see photo) and put over some salt, ground black pepper, chorizo strips, chives, chilli strips of (optional) and garlic strips. Wrap the thighs so that they look as intact thighs, stick a couple of criss cross toothpicks to avoid them open when you cook them.

Let them rest half an hour helps helps them to gain taste, put a little olive oil in a frying pan and once hot put the salt and pepper well as the thighs frying, seal and make the thigh golden brown turning them around until the whole thigh is golden, pour contents of the skillet (frying pan) into a pan and pour in also the can of tomatoes and the remaining garlic garlic. Once it boils, turn down the heat and let it cook for about 5 minutes, add the chilli powder and turn the thighs around , and let it cook 5 more minutes. Now remove the thighs from the sauce and cut them into slices, and put the butter (1 tablespoon) milk and cheese cubes into the sauce, , , once incorporated it makes a very creamy sauce.

Of course at the same time do the potatoes. Put the potato cubes in a pan with boiling water and they will take about 10 minutes to be cooked, once they are cooked and drained and mash them. In a milk pan put, a glass of milk warming up with a tablespoon full of butter, and once hot so that the butter is melted pour it into the mashed potatoes also adding the salt, ground black pepper, chopped chives and a of pinch of nutmeg, stir well dish it and put the slices of chicken on top and the sauce around. Don't forget the coriander leaves as these are not just decoration, eaten with the sauce gives it a special taste.


Nila Rosa said...

This looks rich and delicious.Would be great as a celebration meal.

I think I'm having issues with adding you to my google reader. I'm not getting your updates.

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much Nila for the visit and comment. Sorry you having trouble adding me to your google reader, I don't know what to say, to enable updates. I'll look into it. cheers.

Ricardo said...

Hopefully fixed...plse check :D

Chef E said...

Yeah I got you in my feed now! Oh Ricardo, these look divine! I am planning on making something like this real soon com padre!

They would go with my stuffed peppers I just made YUM!

Christelle said...

beautiful dish, perfect to impress guests at a dinner party ;)))

Ricardo said...

The feed thing has been a headache, thank God is now fixed, thx for letting me know Chef E, also thx for visit and comment, yeah these would indeed complement stuffed peppers, as I done some in an old post and loved the taste.Cheers again. luv ya xx

Christelle, Thanks for visit and comment luv'd it. cheers !! xx

superbusygirl said...

Rico Suave! Did you change the look of your site? I like it a lot!!! So if I give you a piece of my veggie pot pie, you have to give me some of this chicken!!! lol!!!!!

Sara said...

These look so pretty, I'm sure they taste amazing too!

Ricardo said...

You know what BusyGirl, I like that "Rico Suave", and yes I did change it, and I am delighted you like it, as to the food swap, anytime hehe!! As I really loved your pie, and I know you'd like my chicken. thx 4 visit and comment. xxx ;D

Sara, Thanks so much for visit and comment, appreciated. :D xx

Anonymous said...

Now I'm getting two feeds for your blog :) That means it's fixed. Great recipe! I cooked some chicken thighs today in a sort of smoky stew (won't see this one on my blog until next winter! It's spring recipes next week!)

jlarson750 said...

Yum! I love anything with chorizo. Glad you are finally showing up in my google reader, I think a lot of people were having the same problem.
Keep the great recipes coming! P.S. I think that you forgot to add the chorizo into the ingredients list in this recipe.

Ricardo said...

Yup 5Star is working now I had to go into the blogger settings and change the feed there, darn now I am going to have to wait till next winter for that one. I am sure is delicious as always. thx 4 visit and comments. :D xx

jlarson, 1st thank you for pointing it out I did indeed forgot to put the chorizo on the ingredients, done now hehe. Reason why I wasn't showing some problem on blogger settings.. which I now force fed my feed to it hehe, working yay. thx 4 visit and comments. lov'd them :D

Angela Mears said...

You're making me hungry! That tomato sauce looks beautiful. Lovely presentation as well =)

- Angela

Ricardo said...

I am so happy you enjoyed Angela, thx for visit and comment. :D hope you can keep coming maybe get some inspiration. cheers !! :D

Alexandra Moura said...

Esta com um aspecto bonito,já te ouvi cantar,não esta assim muito mal,beijocas doces Alexis.

Ricardo said...

Brigada Alexis, cantarei outras em que talvez fique melhor. hehe.. jinhos xx

Sophie said...

Wow, Ricardo!! What an inspiring dish!!
It looks so lovely & yummie!! It looks really FABULOUS! Lovely presentation!!

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much Sophie, you so kind and generous. Appreciated visit and comment. xxx :D

cajunlicious said...

This looks so Yum! Found your amazing blog through foodbuzz & am a new follower!
- Jessica @

Rico said...

Thank you so much Jessica, appreciated your comment...I need to start posting more again as been having a break. Kind regards xxx


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