Saturday, 15 November 2014 - , , , , , 2 comments

SMASH & GRAB : Quick Quorn Chorizo 'Breadcrumbs'


I absolutely love chorizo!
It's a wonderful way to flavour certain dishes but it has a very high fat content so I use it sparingly.
Having two vegetarians in my household, I tend not to buy it for myself...so I was really excited to see this new product on sale from Quorn this week that we could all enjoy.


They have developed a meat free Chorizo. I've only seen this on sale in Asda but it has the same flavour and texture as their other Chorizo-style products-
Chorizo sausages
(On sale in Sainsburys)
and
Chorizo slices
(more readily available)

This vegetarian version has a lower fat content than standard chorizo and a really great flavour.

It's 3pp/107kcal for a 50g portion or 8pp/321kcal for the whole sausage.



This is a large 150g sausage that you could cook in a variety of styles in dishes.
You could cut it into chunky slices and fry for a few minutes, slice thinly and add as a pizza topping, dice and fry with onions as a base for a bolognese or chilli sauce for added flavour...or you could make my chorizo 'breadcrumbs'!


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YOU WILL NEED : (Serves 1 at 4pp/150kcal, 2 small portions at 2pp/75kcal each or 4 sprinkly portions at 1pp/38kcal each)

150g Quorn meat free Chorizo

1 teaspoon olive oil

(NOTE: You can make these 'breadcrumbs' with 50g regular chorizo too, just leave out the olive oil then it's still 4pp or 225kcal for the whole amount)

 For optimal yumminess;

1 small clove garlic
pinch chilli powder


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Break the sausage up roughly and pop into a food processor. I have a great little tiny one which is perfect for this job. If you want to make it more garlic or chilli flavoured, add at this stage.



Pulse-blitz for a few seconds until you have 'breadcrumbs'



Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan then tip in the Chorizo 'breadcrumbs'.
Cook for 4 minutes on a medium/high heat until lovely and crispy. Stir frequently.



Weigh into your required portion sizes, then pop into small serving dishes or add to your chosen dish.



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SERVING SUGGESTIONS


Try adding quarter of the finished mixture to 30g Total yoghurt (0% or 2% fat) for a 1pp/aprox.50kcal topping for a jacket potato.

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Sprinkle onto thick parsnip or butternut squash soup as an alternative to croutons.

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Use to top salads or celeriac mash.

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Fry with onion and garlic as a base for Bolognese or chilli con carne.

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2 comments:

Rachel 15 November 2014 at 22:32

Ooh I didn't know about this product. I love chorizo but not the high fat and point content, so great to know about this alternative. I also love the idea about using it to top soups. Know what I'm having on my soup for work this week!

Rachel x
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Janey 17 November 2014 at 08:23

Thanks Rachel! Let me know what you think when you've tried it! Xx

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