Traditional chorizo is a soft pork sausage, flavored with chiles, annatto and garlic. This version replaces pork with fish. Specifically, opah “flank” – which is derived from the abductor or adductor muscle of the fish and looks and cooks like beef – is cooked down with rendered bacon fat. The result is a taste and texture that’s surprisingly close to real chorizo and overall, a much healthier choice!
Recipe courtesy Rooted Development, a Chef Celebration collaboration.