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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hot and spicy chorizo salad

Here's is an example of something Julia calls 'man food'. I'm not sure whether she calls it that because it's so simple or because it's so tasty so I'll assume the latter. This will serve four.

Hot and spicy chorizo salad

2-3 hot chorizo sausages (300g)
6 tomatoes, cut in half
3 capsicums, red, yellow and orange, quartered and seeds removed
3 red onions
180g of Haloumi cheese

Spray oil
Salt and pepper

Baby spinach and/or rocket leaves
Steamed new/baby potatoes
Sherry or balsamic vinegar

Heat your oven to 200C and spray a large roasting dish with oil and.
Place tomatoes and peppers in the roasting dish, spray lightly with oil and season. Cook for abour 30 minutes in the middle of the oven.
While these are cooking slice the chorizo into half centimetere slices and cut up the Haloumi into 1-2cm pieces. Peel the onions and cut into quarters (when you peel them leave the base of the onion intact so that they don't fall apart when you quarter them). Set aside.
After the tomaotes and peppers have cooked for 30 minutes remove from the oven. Turn the peppers amd make sure the tomatoes have not stuck to the oven dish. Add the cheese, sausage and onion to the oven dish and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes.
Check regularly to make sure nothing is burning or sticking to the over dish.
20 minutes before you are ready to serve bring the potatoes to the boil in a pot of salted water and cook until just done. Remove from the heat, drain and put the pot lid on and set aside.
Mix the spinach and rocket (you can use both or either) and place a decent handful of leaves on each plate.
Remove the veges cheese and sausage from the oven and place on the salad leaves with some of the potatoes.
Splash with a little vinegar and season with a little salt and freshly ground black papper. Serve hot.