Looking for the world’s easiest appetizer? With only 4 ingredients and minimal tools, this could be the one. In this recipe, our spicy chorizo sausage gets cooked ever so briefly in red wine and honey for simple and satisfying finger food. Serve it pinxtos style with picks and a cocktail. This super-easy Spanish appetizer will get your next party off to a good start. Serve with chilled Albariño or Rioja.
Red-Wine & Honey Glazed Chorizo Recipe
Neutral oil, we used avocado oil
¾ cup full-bodied red wine, we used Tempranillo
2 tablespoons honey
1 package Chorizo Sausage, sliced about ½-inch thick
In a small bowl, whisk together wine and honey; set aside.
In a large skillet, heat about a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and sauté until browned, about 3 minutes. Carefully pour in wine/honey mixture. Raise heat to high and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to a syrupy glaze, about 3-5 minutes. Serve chorizo on a warmed platter with cocktail sticks.
How We Make Our Chorizo Sausage
We use heritage-breed pork to make our all-natural chorizo because when you start with the best ingredients, you get the best results.
This Iberian-style chorizo sausage is spicy and garlicky, with a bold smoky flavor from paprika, which also imparts a gorgeous red color. We make it by hand, in small batches with all-natural ingredients. No nitrates or nitrites are used; instead, we rely on celery powder, which acts as a preservative.
Chorizo is fully cooked, so it’s ready to serve and enjoy in a variety of recipes. You’ll want to try it in just about everything.