Venison Chorizo and Tomato Salad

A while ago, I was lucky enough to be sent a sample of Great Glen Game Venison chorizo.  I love chorizo in all forms and have already used their venison chorizo in my Chorizo, Red Wine and Pea Risotto. However this time I wanted to do something different with the Venison Chorizo, so I asked the good people of Twitter to help me.

The lovely Carol from Growing Direct (@GrowingDirect) suggested that I make Jamie Oliver’s Best Chorizo and Tomato Salad from his book ‘Jamie Does’ with it. I thought this was an excellent idea and a fantastic way to show off the venison chorizo.  I adapted the recipe slightly and my version is below:

Venison Chorizo and Tomato Salad

Ingredients

  • Venison Chorizo, cut into 1cm rings
  • Vine  tomatoes – roughly chopped
  • Cherry or other small tomatoes, halved
  • 3 or 4 spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine Vinegar
  • Small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Fry the venison chorizo rings in the olive oil until crisp and the oil is tainted red from thepaprika in the chorizo.
  2. Meanwhile, put the tomatoes and spring onions in a bowl, with a tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Add in the parsley and mix everything together.
  3. Add garlic to the chorizo and fry for a minute until cooked.
  4. Remove the frying pan from the heat and add in the red wine vinegar to stop the cooking process. Pour into the bowl with the tomatoes and spring onions.
  5. Stir everything together so everything is covered with the chorizo oil and serve in a large bowl with crusty bread and Jamón ibérico on the side.  Enjoy!

I even attempted some Jamie Oliver Style presentation with it, what do you think?

Many thanks to Great Glen Game for sending me a sample of Venison Chorizo and to Carol for suggesting a fantastic idea for what to cook with it :-)

Happy Cooking! :-)


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4 Responses to Venison Chorizo and Tomato Salad

  1. Oh WOW I’m so pleased you did this FAB dish with the FAB Venison Chorizo from Great Glen Game….thrilled to bits…& doesn’t it taste delish!
    It looks great…Carol

  2. Fantastic! How does the venison chorizo taste?

    • Amazing! Similar to normal chorizo, but a lot richer. You do not need as much of it as normal chorizo in recipes. Its a lot darker in colour too :-)

  3. What a lovely recipe Jo, can’t wait to try it !

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