Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Grilled Chorizo on Quinoa with Roasted Peppers

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3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup broken vermicelli

1/2 medium onion, diced

6 cups chicken stock or water

3 cups quinoa (organic if possible)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, peeled and julienned

4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2 teaspoons Spanish paprika

1 teaspoon ground cumin

4 bell peppers, red and yellow, roasted, peeled, seeded and julienned

2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and julienned

1 cup chicken stock

6 large links chorizo


  1. Preheat grill or broiler.
  2. Make the quinoa by heating a medium sauce pot over moderate heat and melting butter. Add vermicelli and cook, stirring often, until pasta has turned golden brown. Add onion and salt.
  3. a few more minutes until onion is soft and begins to turn golden. Add stock or water and bring to a boil and add quinoa. Return to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, 20 to 30 minutes or until the grains are soft in the center.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add julienned onions and saute 3 to 5 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden color. Add garlic and cook an additional minute or two, stirring, then add paprika and cumin and cook 1 minute. Add julienned peppers, chiles and chicken stock and cook 10 to15 minutes or until mixture thickens. Adjust with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, grill the chorizo links about 8 to10 minutes over a moderately hot fire or broiler, turning often until cooked through to the center. To serve, place chorizo on a bed of the quinoa pilaf and top with the pepper mixture.
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