Saturday, May 19, 2007

What's for dinner?

I answered the ever present question of “what’s for dinner?” with a little throw together dish today. I am always trying to use up food that’s on hand. When I go shopping I tend to overbuy. I hate to waste food and I am aghast when I find what appears to be a science experiment gone wrong in the back of the fridge. I purchased a pound of chicken chorizo at Trader Joes a while back and ended up throwing it into the freezer because I was afraid it would go bad. After defrosting, I peeled the casings off and tossed the meat into a heavy pan. I admit I added a little olive oil to the pan because the chicken chorizo doesn’t have the fat content of pork chorizo. Yes, I know that defeats the low fat ethic but it kept it from sticking to the pan. After browning the meat and setting it aside I added a pound of cubed Yukon Gold potatoes left from last weeks trip to the farmer’s market. They browned quickly but were still a little crisp so I added about a ¼ cup of water and put a lid on to steam the potatoes soft. I then removed the lid and added the chorizo back into the pan. A couple minutes tossed together and dinner was done. My wife threw together a little salsa fresca garnish with some almost over the hill tomatoes and we served. I love it when a plan comes together.
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chorizo potato tacos


cookiecrumb said...

Oh, you just gave me my favorite new idea! Tummy rumble!!!
("Over-the-hill tomatoes." Yep. We do what we can.)
Nice pic.

Jennifer Maiser said...

Chicken chorizo ... that sounds interesting and I'll have to keep an eye out for it (though I won't be able to tell my Mexican grandmother).