Lunchbreak: Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo

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Marc Vidal, Executive Chef at Boqueria

Boqueria Chicago

807 W. Fulton St.

Chicago, IL 60607

https://boqueriarestaurant.com/

Event:

Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long with Boqueria’s menu of classic tapas available a la carte (if you like) or choose from one of the special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menus.

  • Optional Valentine’s Day menus include:
    • The “No Commitment”: a la carte selection of classic and seasonal tapas
    • The “Classic Love Story”: fall in love on a journey to Spain and back with a Chef’s selection of seasonal dishes and favorite Spanish classics from our a la carte menu -- $49/person
    • The “Three Little Words”: prix fix menu with jamon iberico, a variety of tapas and churros rellenos de Nutella for dessert -- $60/person
    • The “Grand Gesture”: prix fix menu with jamon iberico, a variety of tapas and tarta de chocolate con nueces y café for dessert -- $70/person

Recipe:

Coles de Bruselas con Chorizo

Recipe: (Serves 1-2)

⅔ cups Brussel sprouts

2 tbsp Chorizo Palacios [dried/cured]  (brand chef likes, found online, but any dry chorizo can be used)

2 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tbsp olive oil

½ cup chicken stock

¼ tsp kosher salt

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp chopped chives

 Preparation:

  • Cut off the bottom of the brussels sprouts and then cut in half
  • Dice the chorizo palacios into about ¼ inch pieces and set aside
  • Dice butter and set aside
  • Bring chicken stock to a boil and set aside

Cooking Instructions:

  • In a large saucepan, add olive oil and place brussels sprouts facing down. Salt to taste. Sear until they are caramelized for about 2 minutes, or until brussels are dark golden brown.
  • Add chorizo and mix well for 10 seconds
  • Add chicken stock and butter
  • Cook until chicken stock has reduced to a saucy texture
  • Top off the brussels with 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp chopped chives for garnish
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