|Chorizo Fingers with Ancho Chili Puree|
2. Place meat in a large bowl. Add paprika, oregano, brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, mixed spices, cinnamon, cumin and red wine vinegar. Knead by hand to incorporate all seasonings. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. Form meat mixture into fingers about 2 inches
long and 1/2-inch in diameter. Heat olive oil in
large skillet. Add enough fingers to make a single
layer and cook in hot oil, over medium heat,
turning to brown all sides, for about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Ancho Chili Puree
1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over high heat. When it just starts to smoke, add shrimp shells and heads and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly, or until bright pink in color. Add shallots, garlic and anchos. Lower heat and cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes or until shallots, garlic, and anchos are lightly toasted.
2. Add tomatoes, cilantro and serrano. Raise heat to medium and cook 2 minutes. Add stock. Lower heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Do not reduce. Pour into a blender and puree until smooth. Mix masa harina with enough cold water to make a paste. Then, with the motor running, add to the puree in the blender. Strain through a fine sieve and stir in lime juice, honey and salt. Keep warm until ready to use.
From: Dean Ferring of The Mansion on Turtle. Ancho Puree from: Good Morning America.
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