Looking for a fast, simple seafood appetizer that you can throw together for ANY occasion? This is sure to be a favorite with your family and friends. If you are looking for another great party dish, check out our Shrimp Salad Sandwich Recipe! Make sure to keep checking back for more great party dishes.
Shrimp and Spanish Chorizo Bites
Most of my recipes focus on main dishes, so I thought I’d mix it up a bit and show you an appetizer! While this appetizer is extremely easy to whip up, the flavors you will experience are anything but simple. A savory, smokey with a hint of sweet…it really is quite a bit of taste to process. Apart from the phenomenal flavor, there is this attractive quality of being a fun and delicious food on a stick. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t think that is fun! In one hand you hold your stick, in the other, a great drink & you’re set!
Yields about 30 bites
What you’ll need:
1/2 lb of med shrimp, peeled and de-veined (about 30 shrimp)
1 (7.9 oz) pack of Spanish chorizo, sliced into 1/4-inch “rounds”
1 finely minced clove of garlic
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
1 Tbsp of red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp of a dry Sherry
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra for your pan
2 Tbsp of fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
What To Do:
Get a medium sized bowl and in it combine the shrimp, oregano, garlic, vinegar, 1/4 cup of olive oil and Sherry. You’ll toss everything to coat. Then let it marinate in your fridge for a good 30mis.
Then, skewer a shrimp and a round of chorizo onto your toothpicks or skewers. Repeat until all the chorizo and shrimp have been used.
Next, you will want to work in batches. Heat one Tbsp of the olive oil in your large skillet over a med high heat. Place some skewers in the pan and sear them on both their sides until the shrimp are nicely cooked through and the chorizo lightly browns. This should take about 3-4min. Lastly put your skewers on a serving platter and then garnish them with some parsley. Serve them immediately. Most importantly, enjoy!