I love Tapas when in Spain, but we never seem to have any room for them after all the food at our Hotel. We did try this at one of the bars in the old town and it was wonderful. Managed somehow to get the ingredients.
Chorizo with Shrimp Skewers
1 Tbsp Olive oil 1 Shallots, finely sliced 250 g small chorizo sausages 200ml Red wine 2 sprigs Thyme 1 dash of chilli oil 8 king Prawns 1 handful flat leaf Parsley
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a gentle heat. Add the shallot and cook until soft but not coloured - about 5 minutes. Remove the shallots from the pan and set aside.
Add the chorizo sausages to the same pan and return to the heat. As soon as the sausages leave a little oil, pour in the red wine, tip in the bay leaves and thyme, and bring to a simmer. Return the shallots to the saucepan.
Simmer until the wine has cooked down to three-quarters its original volume, before turning off the heat.
While the wine is reducing, heat the chilli oil in a large frying pan and fry the prawns over a moderate heat until they turn colour - about 2-3 minutes on each side. Scatter with chopped parsley.
Remove the chorizo sausages from the red wine sauce and thread onto skewers, alternating each one with a cooked prawn. Drizzle the skewers with red wine sauce from the pan.
The Spaniards like this Tapas with lots of glasses of sherry.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!