When Alex of Local Connections first hinted at Sausage Fest 2013, I was immediately thrilled. A whole week dedicated to the sausage? Count me in. Plus, it seemed only natural that the Halifax Food Bloggers throw together a recipe contest where sausage was the star. With several local producers of some amazing sausage, it would make for an interesting, not to mention delicious, challenge.
When I sat down and thought about what sausage to feature, it was an easy decision. I'm madly in love with all things Charcuterie Ratinaud and their chorizo was no different. The spicy pork would make the perfect base to putaneggonit.
Oh yes, I did it again.
Last week, while finishing up some last minute things which included saying goodbye to my cooking class crew and recording a CBC segment with Simon Thibault in which we whipped up my famous (well, according to treeplanters at least!) mint brownies, I also somehow found time to cook and shoot my recipe. You see, Brent and I have embarked on a new adventure for the remainder of the summer which takes us to Maitland, NS. But that's another post. You'll wanna stay tuned for that one.
With the deadline looming, here I am sitting at the kitchen table in my new country home writing away. So, without further adieu, I give you...
Chorizo Baked Eggs
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 2 chorizo sausages, casings removed
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 whole chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped
- 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon orange zest
- 3-4 eggs
- garnish: green onions, cilantro, feta cheese, avocado
Preheat oven to 375.
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions til browned. Add garlic and cook 2 min more. Add remaining ingredients except eggs, being sure to crumble the sausage into the sauce. Reduce heat and simmer 15 min.
Crack eggs on top and bake until just set, about 8 min.
Serve garnished with sliced green onions, cilantro, crumbled feta cheese and a side of avocado slices.