Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo
Chorizo is a natural partner for Brussels sprouts; its spiciness complements the vegetable's earthy flavor.
Yield: serves 4
- Kosher salt, to taste
- 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 oz. cured Spanish chorizo, quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4" slices
- 1⁄2 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Heat a 6-qt. pot of salted water to a boil. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook until just tender, 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer Brussels sprouts to a bowl of ice water; let sit for 5 minutes. Drain Brussels sprouts and pat dry with paper towels; set aside.
- Heat 1 tbsp. of the oil in a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and soft, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until soft, about 2 more minutes. Transfer chorizo mixture to a bowl. Increase heat to high and add the remaining oil and the reserved Brussels sprouts; cook, flipping once or twice, until the Brussels sprouts are browned and tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the reserved chorizo mixture and season with salt and pepper.