Sunday, May 10

Camaron y Chorizo con Papas (Mexican Shrimp and Chorizo with Potatoes)

This simple, but dialed up version of a traditional dish is a great one for the recipe book. Made with few ingredients in a short time, this is sure to become a great weeknight classic.

Full time 30 minutes
Serves 4

The needs-

1 lb chorizo, casing removed and crumbled
1 lb fresh shrimp, cleaned and detailed
4 eggs
2 large potatoes, diced into 1/4" pieces
1 small onion, diced fine
1 1/2 tbsp avocado butter* (for my recipe  )
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
**salt only if needed

*if desired you can replace avocado butter with 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp cumin

For cooking:
1 cup vegetable oil

The know-

In a deep saute pan heat oil over medium-high heat just until it beings to bubble.

Carefully add in potatoes and let cook 8-10 minutes or until crispy and golden.

Drain oil and carefully move potatoes to an paper towel line plate.

Return pan to heat and add in chorizo. Brown chorizo for 2-3 minutes.

While this browns, toss onions, garlic, and pepper in a bowl.

Add in onion and garlic, continue to cook 5-8 minutes or until onions have lightly browned on edges and chorizo is cooked through.

Add potatoes back into pan and season with pepper, taste to see if salt is needed. If it is add a small amount in at a time until seasoning is right.

Allow flavors to meld in pan over simmer while you prepare eggs and shrimp.

For shrimp, heat avocado butter in a saute pan over medium heat until it just begins to melt.

Add in shrimp and toss to coat with butter.

Cook until shrimp is evenly pink in color, 5-8 minutes.

Turn heat on low/simmer just to retain a good serving temperature.

For eggs, Lightly spray a saute pan with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat.

Crack eggs carefully into pan, giving each a moment to solidify before cracking next egg. Fry eggs 3-4 minutes or until lightly brown on bottom.

Carefully flip over and fry an additional 1-2 minutes. You are going for a nice over easy egg with a runny yolk.

To plate. Remove everything from heat.

Split chorizo medley into four portions. Placing one portion on a plate.

Repeat with shrimp.

Top with egg being careful not to break yolk.

Garnish with fresh chives is desired.

Serve immediately. Cheers!