This is a wonderful side dish, crispy green beans blanched and then sauteed with crispy smokey Chorizo.
Chorizo is a Spanish Pork Sausage with lots of smoked Paprika in it. There are various types of Chorizo. The large whole Chorizo that is sliced and eaten as is, or the smaller variety that needs to be cooked. For this dish I have used the precooked type, that is sold sliced or cubed. The fresh Chorizo would crumble in to bits and I like to see the bits of chorizo in the dish in this case.
You could even eat this as a main dish with plenty of Oven Potato Chips.
1 lb. green beans, washed and tips removed
4 oz. cubed Chorizo
5 sprigs of Thyme
1 tsp. smoked paprika powder
1 tsp olive oil
1 C. Chicken Stock
In a large frying pan over medium heat add the olive oil and cook the Chorizo until it’s slightly crispy, add the green beans and the paprika powder.
Sauteé a few times.
Meanwhile remove the Thyme leafs from the twigs, you should end up with about 1 tablespoon of fresh leafs. Add to the frying pan along with the stock. Simmer half covered with a lid for 5 minutes, remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes until most of the stock has evaporated and the beans are tender but still with bite.
Serve straight away. I serve this with Pollo al Ajillo, Chicken in Garlic Sauce .