Chorizo cooked in cider

Frank Camorra
Chorizo cooked in cider.
Chorizo cooked in cider. Photo: Marcel Aucar

Chorizo cooked in cider is a classic tapa, found all over Spain. This apple and pork combination is delicious.


4 chorizo sausages

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 cups cider

2 tbsp chopped parsley



Cut chorizo into two-centimetre slices and set aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan on medium. Add chorizo slices and fry until they colour a little on both sides. Add the garlic and cook for two minutes, taking care it does not burn.

Add the cider and toss to coat the chorizo. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and a layer of red oil coats the surface.

Divide into four small bowls, sprinkle with parsley and serve with crusty bread while still warm.