Sunday, 29 August 2010

The best "chorizo" made in New Zealand


And finally there is a proper and authentic CHORIZO in New Zealand, made in New Zealand and better than some brands made in Spain.
The person behind this delicacy is Javier Garcia, he has a restaurant in Christchurch that I haven't had the chance to visit yet but I know now I will.
You can find "chorizos Garcia" in "On Trays" in Petone, Wellington.
Gracias Javier Garcia!

"Judias blancas con chorizo" White beans and chorizo stew

This is a classic in the Spanish "cocina", there are heaps of ways of make it but here I made the most simple one and delicious too. Vamos!
You need:
  • 300 g Lima Beans (Soaked overnight)
  • 1 or 2 Chorizos Sliced
  • 2 Carrots Sliced
  • 1 Potato diced
  • 1 Small Onion Chopped
  • 3 Cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 Red capsicum
  • 1 Spoon of Cumin
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Spanish paprika ("Pimentón de la Vera")
  • 5 Sundried Tomatoes (Optional)
  • 2 o 3 Tbspoons of EVO Oil
  • Salt to taste
Put all the ingredients in a pot (I have used a pressure cooker), cover well (over 5 cms) with water and boil until the beans are tender.

If you use a pressure cooker, bring to boil first then take off the foam and close the lid. 
Bring to pressure and cook for 25min.(You may need to look the instructions of you pressure cooker for the right time, unless you have a Fagor Pressure Cooker)

A comer!