Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 2 long green peppers
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 2 fresh chorizo sausages (1/2 lb or 1/4 kg)
- Spanish olive oil for frying
- salt to taste
This Fried Peppers, Garlic and Chorizo recipe makes 4 servings as a tapa. If making as a first course, add another pepper.
Important Note re Spanish Chorizo: This sausage is very different than Mexican or Caribbean chorizo. Spanish chorizo is a firm, drier sausage where most Mexican chorizo is fresh and soft, not cured. It also has different spices than Spanish Chorizo, so it is not a good substitute for this recipe. If you need a substitute, use Portuguese Linguica sausage, which is very similar to Spanish Chorizo and should be easy to find in your local supermarket.
Rinse peppers, then remove stems, seeds and membranes. Cut in slices lengthwise, about 1/3-inch wide. Peel and finely chop garlic Cut chorizo into 1-inch lengths.
Pour 4-5 Tbsp olive oil into a heavy bottom frying pan and heat. When 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. When chorizo and peppers are cooked, serve on platter with rustic bread.