Spreadable chorizo on ciabatta with honey, mozzarella and basil
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Vanessa Lewis
This is a banging tasty dish full of flavour, a little bit of Spain and Italy and a lot of NZ — so international. To add excitement and drama when serving, take the honey to the table and do the big drizzle in front of your guests. For another cool serving trick, place the spreadable chorizo in a very clean ceramic oil diffuser with a candle underneath, it gives off the most amazing smoky aroma.
- Preheat your grill to about 180C.
- In a blender, process the chorizo, chilli and olive oil till it’s smooth and a spreadable consistency.
- Toast the ciabatta, cut the garlic in half and rub the cut side over the ciabatta. Then spread the chorizo over and grill for about 2 minutes.
- Cut the mozzarella ball into 8 wedges and place on top of the chorizo along with a basil leaf. Drizzle over the honey.
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