The Spanish theme was one I had been looking forward to tackling for the Cookbook Challenge. I imagined putting up lots of gorgeous Tapas dishes which I have been meaning to try and never quite got around to cooking. Unfortunately as the week approach things became quite hectic here and I have had to settle for these two simple but delicious dishes served with Aioli.
The photography for this week was also very rushed as I had a hungry family waiting for dinner and they were literally trying to eat the chorizo out of the Catalan Chickpea Salad while I was photographing the dish!
The dishes were a great choice, they were tasty and quick, I would definitely make them again. The Alioli was amazing and is also good just spread on Ciabatta.
2 T/s Olive Oil
1 Red Onion Sliced
3 cloves Garlic chopped
200gm Chorizo Sausage sliced
3 Sprigs Thyme
3 T/s Pine Nuts
400gm canned Chickpeas
1 Sm Tomato finely chopped
Peel the chorizo. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté, onion, garlic, thyme and chorizo for 5 minutes gently.
Stir in the tomato and mash it as its cooking.
Add the pine nuts, chickpeas and chopped parsley, heat through until the flavours have combined. Season with cracked pepper.