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Chorizo Nuggets with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

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

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  • 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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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

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.

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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.

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