We have a bunch of Spanish chorizo in the freezer. The plan was to cook a paella outdoors on the grill.
It will still happen, but Cranky was itching to taste the chorizo.
I suggested white beans with herbs and garlic. Slightly soupy. Diced bits of sausage for flavor and color, and then handfuls of spinach leaves stirred through, just because.
Couldn't be easier. We cook beans a lot in this house, so that's never daunting. And these tender white beans cook up quickly.
Results? It was really good, but.
I hate to complain, and I ate a big bowlful.
I checked this out with Cranky, and...
It tasted like somebody else's food!
The seasonings in the chorizo came from a parallel universe: competent but not what I would have gone for. I don't know what spices were used, and I can hardly guess what I would have done differently.
That's the risk when you cook with sausage as an ingredient. Somebody else is in charge of the flavor.
OK. That seems petty.
I'll get over it, because we have a bunch of chorizo in the freezer. Paella coming up.