Friday, November 19, 2010

Chile=Comfort.

FANTASTIC dinner tonight! Thanks to Serious Eats, I came across a recipe that made my inner New Mexican sing along with a chorus of angels: Green Chile Hominy Casserole with Chorizo.

I hauled ass on my lunch break to one of the farmer's markets here in town that still had some roasted green chile for sale and stocked up. The recipe calls for 2 poblanos, but I couldn't resist replacing those with several Anaheim-style peppers. We also used turkey chorizo to cut back on the insane amount of grease that tends to accompany the regular pork varieties.



One-pan mix. Hungry Friday nights demand simplicity.



Transferred to baking dish...



Topped with the remaining cheese...



Baked to bubbly, browned perfection.



On my plate (which may or may not be sitting on legs covered in Super Mario pajama pants... Did I mention I'm an 8 year old boy?)





Ultimate southwestern comfort food. I love posole, I love green chile and I love cheese. There was pretty much no way this could turn out bad. We left out the cayenne pepper because there was already enough heat in the chile. And the chorizo had more of a smokey flavor versus spicy, so it went really well with the roasted peppers. Served with a little red wine and we are now spent with delight.

Perfect Friday meal. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

2 comments:

simplyshaka said...

How is the turkey chorizo? The meal looks quick and fantastic, I dig.

And if it makes you feel better, my fleece pants that I lounge in every night have different colored cowgirl boots on them. They are super tacky too and I feel a bit ashamed walking out of the house in them.

Tamara said...

I enjoyed the turkey chorizo! It doesn't replace the regular variety 100%, but it's definitely a lot more health-conscious without lacking in favor. In short, I'm a fan.