Tag: chorizo

13th January 2016

Portuguese cabbage soup Caldo Verde

Many national dishes have humble origins and are unlikely to grace any fancy recipe book next to gastronomic courses with noble products. With water, potato and this cabbage the northern Portuguese made Caldo Verde, green broth, and Portuguese all over the world still eat it with pleasure and as an antidote against homesickness. Most people are poor and have been poor over the centuries and […]

13th July 2015

Coley, chorizo and black rice

Coley, or hake/pollock, is far from a glorious fish. It has a bland taste and the meat tends to flake. It is however a cheap alternative to cod and contains loads of potassium and calcium but also salt. It is very low in fat. It is a good fish to eat but you need to spice it up.

19th June 2014

Grilled pork chops with chorizo on a bed of endives

A tasty meal does not need to be complicated. Endives are in season, it is a healthy vegetable with a bitter taste and as a standalone it is not appreciated by many. In the Netherlands, they present the endives rolled into a slice of ham and with a molten cheese sauce. That tastes good but adds fat.

30th April 2014

Guinea fowl on a bed of vegetables and fruit

Guinea fowl is widely available in France and I find slightly more tasty than chicken and also belief their production is less intensive. I could be wrong of course as the one I bought for this recipe came from a leading supermarket poultry brand (Loué). But it is supposed to be less fat than a chicken and have more vitamins and minerals.

18th March 2014

Cod, cabbage and chorizo

The other day the fishmonger’s had cod on sale, nice white chunks of cod loin fillet which are called “dos de cabillaud” here (cod’s back). The greengrocer’s was still in winter mode and had nice cabbages of which a took a green one. But because both the cod and cabbage can be bland in taste, I also bought a chunk of chorizo sausage.