Friday, March 26, 2010

Chorizo Cure All

It's a good thing birthday parties only come around once a year. This year, mine just happened to be squeezed in amongst a few close friends, all of whom decided to ask me out for cocktails the same evening. My third stop, which culminated in a three pub hop and salsa dancing extravaganza with a bevy of male friends and artists, ended a little after midnight prompting me to fall asleep later in dreams of morning chorizo-the only thing in the world that can cure a hangover, comfort a grumbling belly and stave off the talons of headache and low energy. Taken with a nice dose of trash t.v. and eaten even possibly in bed, this recipe below courtesy of my friend George Abril, is easy and perfect. 

6 ounces chorizo sausage
8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
6 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 dash hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste
 1/2 cup salsa

1. Crumble the chorizo sausage into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly brown. Set aside.
2. Heat one skillet over medium heat, and heat another skillet over high heat. The skillet over high heat is for warming tortillas. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Spray the medium heat skillet with some cooking spray, and pour in the eggs. Cook and stir until almost firm. Add the sausage, and continue cooking and stirring until firm.
3. Meanwhile, warm tortillas for about 45 seconds per side in the other skillet, so they are hot and crispy on the edges, but still pliable.
4. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese onto each tortilla while it is still hot. Top with some of the scrambled egg and sausage, then add hot pepper sauce or Red or Green salsa to your liking.
* Condiments: salsa and grated cheese are the basics. You can also include Pico de gallo, cilantro, chopped onion, chopped FRESH jalapeƱo peppers, lime, salt and pepper

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