|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39g||50%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||53%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 82mg||411%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This chorizo and peppers dish comes together easily and is full of flavor. It's the type of dish that's often served as part of a spread of tapas—those small plates popularized in Spain at bars and restaurants. They're great for a mid-day snack, something to hold you over before dinner, but whenever you eat them, they're definitely a communal food. Tapas are so much a part of Spanish culture that they're often a goal in and of themselves—people go out specifically to enjoy tapas.
Long green Anaheim peppers and yellow peppers are fried with Spanish chorizo sausage and garlic, and make a colorful addition to the table. If you can't find Anaheim peppers, you can substitute green bell peppers instead.
Gather the ingredients.
Rinse green and yellow peppers, then remove stems and seeds.
Cut peppers into lengthwise slices, about 1/3-inch wide.
Peel and finely chop garlic and set aside.
Cut the chorizo into 1-inch lengths.
Pour 4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil into a heavy-bottomed frying pan and heat.
When the oil is hot, fry chorizo pieces and pepper strips, stirring often.
When peppers are browned and almost cooked, add minced garlic and continue to fry. Stir often, to prevent burning, for another minute or so.
When chorizo and peppers are completely cooked, serve on a platter with rustic bread.
Chorizo and peppers are great on their own, as a flavorful duo, but you can add other proteins to this dish, too. Chicken and/or shrimp are also great additions.
How to Store and Freeze Spanish Chorizo and Peppers
You can keep chorizo and peppers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for three to five days. Reheat over medium heat in a skillet or microwave.
You can also freeze leftovers in an airtight container or zip-close freezer bag for up to six months. Defrost in the refrigerator and then reheat in the microwave or in a skillet or a Dutch oven over low heat until hot all the way through. You can also heat leftovers from frozen in a 350 F oven for about 20 minutes.
Should you peel chorizo?
Fresh chorizo must be cooked before eating. You need to peel off the skin, or outer wrapping, before you cook it—whether it's frying, grilling, or roasting the sausage.