Chorizo Nuggets with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

Little bites of chorizo sausage battered and topped with chimichurri sauce--perfect for an appetizer party!

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Chimichurri Sauce

1
bunch fresh parsley (about 1 cup firmly packed)
1
small onion, cut into fourths
2
cloves garlic
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/4
cup white vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup sour cream

Chorizo Bites

3
cups oil for frying
1
cup plus 2 tablespoons Original Bisquick™ mix
1
package (12 oz) smoked chorizo links, cut into 48 (1/2-inch) pieces
2
eggs
1
cup milk
1
cup cornmeal
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon pepper
48
toothpicks
Garnishes, if desired: cubed Manchego cheese, sliced green onions, sliced tomatoes, bite-size pieces red bell pepper, parsley sprigs

  • 1 In blender or food processor, place all Chimichurri Sauce ingredients except sour cream. Cover; blend on high speed until well blended. Stir in sour cream; cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 2 In 2-quart heavy-bottom pan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 375°F.
  • 3 In medium bowl, place 2 tablespoons of the Bisquick mix; add chorizo, and toss to lightly coat. In medium bowl, mix eggs, milk, remaining 1 cup Bisquick mix, the cornmeal, cumin and pepper. Dip Bisquick-coated chorizo into batter.
  • 4 Fry 4 or 5 chorizo at a time in hot oil 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 5 Serve on toothpicks with garnishes and sauce.

Expert Tips

Chimichurri originated in Argentina as a sauce or marinade for grilled meats. It is typically served as an accompaniment.

Cilantro can be used in place of the parsley in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.