Braised Chorizo

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  1. 8 oz dried Spanish chorizo, pricked several times with a fork
  2. 1/2 bottle dry red wine, such as Rioja
  3. 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  4. 6 sprigs fresh oregano, plus more for garnish
  5. 4 strips orange zest (each about 4 in long and 1 1/2 in wide)


  1. Place the chorizo, wine, garlic, oregano, and zest in a medium saucepan. (wine should come halfway up sides of chorizo)
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer, flipping chorizo once, until sausage is tender and liquid has been reduced by half, about 20 minutes.
  4. Discard oregano sprigs.
  5. Cut chorizo diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and arrange on a plate.
  6. Drizzle with braising liquid, and garnish with additional oregano sprigs.

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Serves: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Ethnicity/Origin: Spanish
Key Ingredient: Chorizo,Wine,
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop
Themes/Holidays: Tapas

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