Taco de chouriço verde com escabeche de cebolla,migalhas de presunto e chutney seca alho e piri piri moido

Remember your mother making mince and gravy or even curried mince? - well forward the clock and this is the "bang on trend" modern day equivalent.
Hispanic flavours,it seems, are permeating more and more menus, and it seems tacos are the new toast.These latino-inspired flavours, ingredients and techniques are reshaping the way Europe eats.This one is a real palate pleaser.Made with tongue-tingling green chillies and ,if going for authenticity and availability permitting, tonsil tickling tomatillo.It just rolls off the tongue so beautifully "to- ma -till-o,and they taste even better in your mouth.
If you ask for a tortilla and chorizo in Mexico City you'll get something very, very different to what you would get if asking for a tortilla and chorizo in Andalucia.
Chorizo / Chouriço sausages originated in Spain and Portugal, and versions of them exist throughout Latin America. Unlike most varieties of Iberican chorizo (which is  cured and dried in a way somewhat similar to salami or pepperoni), Mexican chorizo is actually a raw sausage that must be cooked before eating. In its commercial form, it generally comes in casings that are just broken open and discarded when frying the sausage, but it is also commonly sold loose without the skin, much as we would buy pork mince which is exactly what is used in this recipe.Although most Mexican chorizo is red in colour due to the dried chile pepper and paprika used in the recipe, the area around the city of Toluca (in central Mexico) is famous for the green chorizo it produces, which is made with tomatillos, cilantro, and/or green chillies.
If you want to make a healthier version of your own from scratch, without preservatives or additives this is the perfect recipe.This unusual spiced pork mince is easy to make at home, and once you have nailed it, it can be applied to many different dishes.
Taco de chorizo verde
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

2 tsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp Mexican oregano
2 tsp cumin seeds
10 whole cloves
17 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tbsp fine sea salt
6 fresh jalapeños
130ml sherry vinegar
2 bunches coriander
1kg fatty pork mince

1/2 cup seville orange juice,or juice of fresh limes
tsp golden caster sugar

tsp flor de sal
8 x 10cm corn tacos

crumbs of oven dried presunto,for garnish
Dry garlic chutney,for garnish
In a pan on a medium heat lightly toast the peppercorns, coriander seeds, oregano, cumin and cloves until you can smell the spices, allow to cool slightly then grind to a fine powder.
In a blender, blitz the garlic, salt, jalapeños, sherry vinegar and coriander to a rough paste, and mix really well with the pork mince and the spice mix. For a better taste, allow to sit and the flavours to get to know each other (it’s best left overnight).

Escabeche De Cebolla vermelha
You wil need 1 x 0.35ml kilner jar
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 red chilli
1  small carrot,shaved
12 whole black peppercorns
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 bay leaves
tsp golden caster sugar
1 tsp Flor de sal
1 cup freshly squeezed seville orange juice

Place onion,carrot peppercorns, cumin,  oregano and bay leaves in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, drain carefully, and transfer onions to a sealable container, such as a Kilner or Mason jar.
Add seville orange juice. Onions should be submerged at this point; if they aren't, top off with extra  juice. Stir to combine, season to taste with salt (they should be quite salty—use about 1 teaspoon Flor de sal , cover, and refrigerate until colour deepens, about 4 hour
Fry the green chorizo in a pan with a little oil for four to five minutes until cooked through. If you have an electric hob, turn it on to a medium heat and warm the tacos on each side for 10 seconds. Alternatively, warm them in a dry frying pan for 10 seconds on each side.
Place the green chorizo on top of the tacos, then finish with the pickled onion escabeche, the dry garlic chutney and the presunto crumbs.


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