Thursday, February 28, 2008

Chewing the Chorizo

Okay so the saying really goes: "chewing the fat." But what IS chorizo but fat and grease? I mean really? Well I don't want to think about it too too much actually.

But the other day I made a soup that called for just the smallest amount of chorizo. What then was I to do with the rest of this greasy Mexican sausage? I am sure I don't need to tell you that I made chorizo and eggs! Wow! It had been YEARS! Really it had been probably 4 years or more since I have had this salty and sinful delight. But warm a tortilla over your gas burner, add the chorizo, eggs, some cheese, salsa, cilantro and avocado. Now close your eyes and bite down on this warm conglomeration of flavors. It is good. Really good. Amazing how I forgot all about this breakfast (or lunch or dinner) treat. In this instance I also wanted my kids to eat some eggs so I scrambled them but the way I really prefer it is with an over-easy egg in which the yolk begins to ooze out along with any salsa, sour cream or the like.

I know some of you may feel a bit uneasy about cooking the chorizo. It isn't pretty. But really, it IS worth the flavor. I believe there is a chicken chorizo too... I didn't see this at my regular supermarket, however.

There just seems to be no other breakfast that hits the spot the way a breakfast burrito can. Especially when you are REALLY hungry. Okay so let's say you don't want to make your own. I know of a couple in this part of the country. One of the better breakfast burritos in Orange County is Picante Martin's on Balboa Island. If you stop in, you should definitely try it! Most people seem to love it! You probably will too. Another great spot that I only tried a couple times is Nick's Deli on Main Street in Seal Beach. Quite tasty! Let me know if you know of any other great places in the OC!


Jessica said...

If you ever run into extra chorizo again, I suggest preparing mussels with of my favorite combos.

Nicole said...

Wow! Sounds good. How do you prepare your mussels? I haven't tried shell fish at home. Thanks for the idea and coming to visit!