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Posted on 14 August 2011 by

Roasted Tomato Chorizo Aioli

By David Harbilas

This is my attempt at destroying Spanish cuisine!

I only say that because I have such a pure love for my limited understanding of its beauty, which is similar to the beauty of Italian cuisine, namely its focus on simple techniques and uncomplicated pairings of flavors.

That’s where this recipe gets it wrong.

I seriously doubt a true Spanish chef would ruin an aioli by adding both chorizo and tomato.

Aioli is such an old sauce that to change it in the least bit by adding a vegetable would be sacrilege, never mind a protein. But after my experiments with tomatoes and chorizo I couldn’t resist.

This is exactly why the rest of the world hates American cooking–we do away with tradition. And thank God, otherwise we would all be eating prime rib and lobster newburg!

Makes 3 cups

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Posted on 12 August 2011 by

Roasted Tomato-Chorizo Sauce

By David Harbilas

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and I think this is perhaps more true in cooking than it is in most walks of life.

Terrines and pates were created to use leftover parts of beef, veal, pork, or chicken, and many restaurants list a soup du jour as a way of utilizing leftover vegetables, proteins or cheap carbos like pasta.

Just last week I made a terrible mistake that forced me to come up with a solution.

Every Saturday and Sunday we serve brunch, and one of our featured items is a Basque omelette made with sarladaise potatoes cooked in duck fat, chorizo sausage, and parsley.

The entire thing is a snap to make, Read the rest of this entry »


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