Hard cider, an Asturian specialty, is sweet apple cider that has been allowed to ferment. Hard ciders are generally sold at liquor stores, but those with a lower alcohol content may be available at some supermarkets.Plus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips

May 2004

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active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make four 1/2-inch-deep slashes on 1 side of each chorizo. In a medium, deep skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the chorizos and cook over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

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  • Add the hard cider to the skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to moderate and cook, turning occasionally, until the chorizos are softened and the liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup, about 30 minutes. Transfer the chorizos and sauce to a shallow bowl and serve with hunks of crusty bread.

Make Ahead

The chorizos can be cooked earlier in the day. Rewarm them in a covered skillet over low heat.

Notes

For a cocktail-style appetizer, cut the chorizos into 1-inch pieces after cooking them and serve with toothpicks.

Suggested Pairing

A gutsy red will serve as the perfect foil for the spicy sausage and fruity sauce here. Opt for a richly fruity Rioja.

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