Chorizo a la sidra is yet another very popular Spanish dish.
Call it a classic, a traditional recipe, a true must if you are visiting Spain because it’s such a savory Spanish delicacy. Every self-respecting Spanish cerveceria or restaurant has this one listed on the menu because it is a staple in Spanish cuisine.
I must admit that my version is probably not the traditional way to prepare it. You normally add the chorizo and apple cider to a shallow earthenware dish and then bake in a blazing hot oven.
It is usually still simmering when you put it on the table.
Chorizo a la Sidra (Chorizo in Apple Cider)
I love cooking with wine and cider.
Sausages are great for that. A classic at home are Italian sausages in white wine or salsicce al vino, pretty similar. The smoky chorizo here is a perfect match for the apple cider. By slicing it up it is far more easier to share as a tapa.
Sounds great, no?
Are you looking for the KitchenAid Cook Processor recipe?
Then scroll down to the second recipe on this page!
- 10,5 oz fresh chorizo sausage (300 g)
- 1 cup apple cider (240 ml)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- a handful fresh parsley
- 1 small garlic clove
- Pour the olive oil in a medium non-stick pan, then add the chorizo sausage(s) and place it over medium-high heat until the oil is hot.
- Bake the sausage in the hot pan on both sides for about 5 minutes until nicely browned.
- Then peel the garlic clove and chop it up finely. Add it to the sausage in the pan.
- Gently fry the garlic in the chorizo oil for 2 minutes. Then pour in half of the apple cider. Season with a little pepper.
- Put a lid on the pan and let the cider sauce simmer until reduced by half. Then remove the baked sausage from the pan and transfer it to a clean chopping board. Slice the sausage up into bite-size pieces and add them back to the cider sauce in the hot pan.
- Stir well again and pour in the rest of the apple cider.
- Cover the pan again and let the cider reduce a second time. Then take the pan off the heat and check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to the sauce to taste if necessary.
- Pour the sliced sausage in a shallow serving dish and drizzle with the remaining cider sauce. Then sprinkle with the freshly chopped parsley and serve hot.
Chorizo a la Sidra – KitchenAid Cook Processor
Chorizo a la sidra or chorizo sausage in apple cider, a Spanish classic! And a new addition to my Spanish tapas dinner with friends!
I bet that you are also very familiar with this popular Spanish dish: chorizo in cider or chorizo a la sidra. It’s a popular tapas dish as well.
This chorizo in cider drop-dead simple to prepare.
Just let the chorizo simmer and poach in the hot apple cider for 20 to 30 minutes, slice it up and serve! Also take a look at another highly popular tapas dish that you can prepare at home: my patatas bravas!
Golden fried potatoes covered in a homemade creamy bravas sauce…
- 1 ⅓ lbs fresh chorizo sausage (600 g)
- 2 cups apple cider (480 ml)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 1 small garlic clove
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 clove
- Peel the garlic clove and then add it together with the olive oil, bay leaves and the clove to the bowl of the Cook Processor fitted with the StirAssist. Season with a little pinch of pepper and salt.
- Close the bowl of the Cook Processor and select BOIL P2. Press Start to activate Step 1. After that, add the chorizo sausages to the bowl and pour in the apple cider.
- Close the lid again and press Start to activate Step 2. Once the program is finished, press cancel to exit the keep warm mode.
- Remove the boiled chorizo sausages and slice them up. Then transfer the chorizo to a small deep plate and drizzle with the remaining cider sauce. Add extra pepper or salt to to taste if necessary. Sprinkle with the freshly chopped parsley and serve the chorizo in cider hot.