Chorizo is one of those things I never really had on my radar until just recently. Chorizo is a dried and cured sausage in a casing. It can be usually found with other ready-to-eat cured meat products like salami. But chorizo can also be fresh! I prefer the fresh kind- especially when I can make it myself and prepare it a bit more on the healthy side.
Today I was craving chorizo and decided to whip up a homemade version of fresh chorizo made with ground turkey!
I was already cooking shrimp for Brian’s mom, so I went ahead and combined the two and whipped up an absolutely scrumptious Sunday supper in a snap!
Shrimp with chorizo and peppers serves 2
For the sausage (this makes extras so keep it for later in the week!)
1lb ground turkey
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (omit if you want milder chorizo)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. chili powder
For the shrimp and peppers
8-10 uncooked shrimp- shelled, veined and tail off
2 poblano peppers sliced into strips
2 sweet red bell peppers sliced into strips
Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add all seasonings into the oil and cook for 1 minute. Add the ground turkey and stir to coat with the seasoned oil. Brown until fully cooked. Using a slotted spatula, remove from the pan and add to a plate lined with a paper towel. Set aside.
In the same pan, add peppers and saute until soft. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add shrimp into the pan and sear 2 minutes on each side. When the shrimp is cooked, add the 1 cup of the chorizo and all of the peppers into the pan. Turn of the heat and stir to combine. Enjoy!