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Spanish chorizo in red wine sauce | Ethnicspoon.com
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Chorizo in Wine Sauce Recipe Card

Here is a classic Spanish tapas dish for chorizo in red wine sauce.  A quick and easy dish with simple flavors and sure to please. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword red wine sauce, sausage, tapas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4
Calories 603 kcal



  1. In a skillet brown chorizo in olive oil on medium heat. Cover and and cook thoroughly. Turn it a few times while cooking to allow for even browning and cooking on all sides. Depending on the thickness of the chorizo this may take 10-20 minutes.

  2. Remove from the pan and place on a cutting board. Allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Pour off the excess grease from the pan while it is still warm. Leave a small amount of the grease in the pan for cooking later. (1-2 Tbsp)

  3. When cool slice in ¼" slices on a bias.
  4. Toss chorizo pieces back in the skillet on medium high, add the shallots and brown the sliced piece slightly. You want a little caramelization on the sliced sides of chorizo.

  5. Slowly add the wine scraping up bits with a wooden spoon. This will deglaze the pan and add some lovely flavor to the sauce.

  6. Add the bay leaf. Turn down heat to medium low and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. If serving individual portions, arrange 3-4 pieces of chorizo on each plate. Spoon sauce over them.
  8. Serve with toast triangles and sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Notes

Frequently asked questions:
Can I freeze this and serve later?  Yes, you can cook the chorizo, cool and slice then freeze in vacuum bag for up to 6 months. Thaw the chorizo and then add to the pan with the shallots and wine to complete the dish.
How long can I store this dish?  Cool the chorizo in the sauce and you can store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It is easy to reheat in the microwave or stove top and then serve.


Nutrition Facts
Chorizo in Wine Sauce Recipe Card
Amount Per Serving
Calories 603 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 1404mg61%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.