Patatas Bravas con Chorizo

Spanish Patatas Bravas with Chorizo

 

Patatas Bravas con Chorizo

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo

SpiceBreeze
Originally, tapas are meant as snacks in between drinks. The hot summer in Spain calls for light meals. Sharing a variety of fresh homemade tapas with friends for dinner leaves nobody hungry. Baked potato cubes with a spicy sauce or homemade mayonnaise are a standard item. Since access to Spanish sausages is rare in the US, try our spicy chorizo sauce instead.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 10 oz sausages * (optional) cut into bite-size slices

Fresh Produce

  • 4 medium potatoes cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce unflavored
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Dairy

  • 1 egg room temperature

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Chorizo Culinary Spice Kit

  • Ancho chili peppers, cumin, garlic, coriander, salt, black peppercorn, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves

Suggested Sides

  • Gazpacho cold vegetable soup
  • Pa amb tomàquet tomato bread
  • Escalivada grilled vegetable salad

Instructions
 

Patatas

  • Preheat OVEN to 400°F.
  • In a BOWL, mix potato cubes with 2 tbsp oil and salt to taste.
  • Spread potato cubes onto a non-sticking BAKING SHEET.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until they are crisp and golden outside. Turn halfway.

Chorizo Sauce

  • In a POT, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Add tomato sauce.
  • Season with salt and Chorizo spices to taste. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.

Alioli

  • In a tall BEAKER, add 1 cup of oil, egg, garlic, lemon juice, and salt to taste.
  • Place an IMMERSION HAND BLENDER on the ground of the beaker.
  • Run the blender on medium speed (without moving the blender) until the oil transformed into a mayonnaise.

Serve

  • Serve potatoes, chorizo sauce, alioli, sausages and your preferred sides on separate plates.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* For instance: beef, pork, chicken, or vegetarian.
 
 
Thai Gai Yang

Thai Gai Yang

 

Thai Gai Yang

Thai Gai Yang

SpiceBreeze
Gai yang translates to grilled chicken. It is a very popular dish on the streets of Laos and Thailand. Gai yang is not spicy but rather salty. The addition of unseasoned fresh vegetables balances the flavor. Fresh chilies or a Thai dipping sauce add heat if desired.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 1.25 lb chicken breast or thighs *

Fresh Produce

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 lemon for juice
  • 1 butter lettuce
  • 6 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh chilies (optional) thinly sliced

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce **
  • 1 tbsp sugar best: brown sugar or palm sugar
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Gai Yang Culinary Spice Kit

  • Lemongrass, galangal, ginger, black pepper, chili, coriander, garlic, lemon peel, ginger, star anise, cilantro, onion, basil, cumin, white pepper, cinnamon, lemon oil

Suggested Sides

  • Jasmine rice ***
  • Rice noodles or hearts of palm noodles

Instructions
 

Prepare

  • Cut chicken lengthwise in half, then into 1/4 inch thin slices.
  • On a GRATER, shred carrots with the largest shred size.
  • Drizzle carrots with 1 tsp lemon juice.

Marinade

  • In a CONTAINER, mix soy sauce, sugar, Gai Yang spices, and 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add the chicken slices and mix well.
  • Cover and let it marinate in the fridge 2 - 24 hours.

Fry

  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over high heat.
  • Fry chicken slices until golden on all sides, turning frequently.

Serve

  • Place the chicken slices on lettuce leaves.
  • Top with shredded carrots and green onions.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Optionally, add fresh chili slices.
  • Serve with your preferred side.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute with shrimp, sirloin beef, or tempeh.
** Substitute soy sauce with 1 tbsp fish sauce. Find more substitutes here.
*** Optionally substitute part of the cooking water with 1 can of pure coconut milk and add 2 tsp sugar per 2 cups of rice.