15 March 2012

Now Entering My "Chorizo-Phase"

Chorizo, queso, guacamole tacos!
Well, it's safe to say that I've officially entered my "chorizo-phase" of my just-moved-out-diet. Kathy would cook it up almost every night and have tacos with fresh onions, cilantro, and lime mayo, but I guess I just didn't see the appeal... why make tacos when you can go around the corner to Los Comales?

On a whim two weeks ago, I picked up chorizo, the cutest little queso fresco package, and corn tortillas at the corner store near my house. After my first bite, I was off and running! I like to fry the chorizo with onion and Mexican oregano, then put it in toasted corn quesadillas, but have found that eating it with a fried egg and toast is an absolutely divine breakfast, and makes the entire house smells like a Mexican kitchen. And you can't beat it for the price! Last night I made homemade guacamole and dined like an absolute queen.

I know I'm not alone in my obsession - my housemate Maya is in love as well. She created a delicious chorizo hash with gnocci (in lieu of potatoes) and asparagus. On Monday night, there were six sticks of chorizo in the fridge! It's official, The Holiday Inn, now known as La Rosa Negra is obsessed with chorizo.

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