Made with peppers, Manchego cheese and stuffed olives, these skewers come together in a matter of minutes! Plus 3 EASY ways to Roast Bell Peppers on your grill, your stovetop or your oven!
Quick and easy Chorizo Tapas Skewers will add some spice to your holiday party offerings and are guaranteed to be a hit! On the off chance these are not flying off the tray and into your guest’s mouths, feel free to invite me over! I will make sure every last one is eaten!
I had the absolute best weekend in Chicago the last few days. I got to spend five days with my best friend from college, further cementing our best friend forever status and I spent three of those days meeting some of the coolest food bloggers ever at the BlogHer Food conference in Chicago.
Since I am still catching up on the absolute whirlwind of the last week I figured it was only appropriate to share one of my favorite appetizers I make for holiday parties that takes just minutes to make. If you’ve been a reader for a while I know what you are thinking….SKEWER! Like the Halloween Candy Skewers and the Italian Antipasto Skewers these Chorizo Tapas Skewers take just a few minutes to put together and they will be the hit of your next holiday party!
Though you may be looking at the picture thinking there isn’t even a recipe here, there are a few little tidbits of information that will take your skewer from good to “I need to eat the whole tray” good.
First make sure you crisp up the chorizo in a skillet (I used my absolute favorite cast iron skillet here because it makes for an amazing sear) the crust it forms and the warmth of the fat in the sausage will give it a much more welcome texture and flavor.
Second, you can absolutely buy roasted peppers in a jar, but roasting them at home are easy and quick.
- Roast on the grill until blackened all over on direct high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side.
- Roast on your gas range by putting them directly on the grill (messier) until fully blackened.
- Put on a cookie sheet under the broiler on high. Turn until all sides are blackened while watching them the whole time 2-3 minutes on each side.
However you blacken the skin make sure they are cooked all the way around and completely charred. Then put them in a bowl as soon as they come off the heat and cover bowl with saran wrap, the heat will make the skin easier to peel.
Third, you can also optionally toss the cheese cube with a touch of olive oil and your favorite herbs.
Chorizo Tapas Skewers
- Yield: 24
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Course: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Spanish
- Author: Dinner, then Dessert
- 24 bamboo skewers
- 6 ounces of Manchego cheese , cut into 24 chunks
- 2 red bell peppers , roasted
- 48 stuffed green olives
- 8 ounces chorizo sausage link , cut in half lengthwise then into half circles
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
- Roast your red bell peppers: on a grill until blackened, on a gas stovetop over a flame or in the oven using the broiler.
- Put the blackened roasted peppers in a bowl and cover with saran wrap to let the skins loosen from the residual heat.
- Peel off the skin but save just a bit of it for color and flavor.
- DO NOT WASH THE PEPPERS.
- In a skillet, brown the sausage and render some of the far from it.
- Skewer all the ingredients to your heart's content.
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Yield: 24 , Amount per serving: 88 calories, Calories: 88g, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 285mg, Potassium: 62mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 7.6g, Vitamin C: 15.3g, Calcium: 8.1g, Iron: 1.3g
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