Chorizo Black Beans & Rice Recipe

CHORIZO BLACK BEANS AND RICE

 

My idea for this recipe was to cook black beans as I normally would cook red beans. The difference is that instead of andouille I used chorizo sausage. Instead of parsley, I used cilantro. Instead of hot sauce, I used Mexican Biz. At least that’s what we call it. Mexican Biz is just 2oz. of smoked and dried chipotle peppers boiled in one cup of olive oil for a minute. Once it cools, you put all of the contents into a food processor and turn it into an oily paste. I put it in a bottle so it can be poured out at will. We add this to the beans as a condiment when served. Treat it like Tabasco … everybody likes a different amount.

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of Camellia dried black beans

64 ounces of unsalted chicken stock

2 smoked ham hocks

3 small onions (chopped)

¼ cup of green bell pepper

⅓ cup of celery (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped small)

1 tablespoon of Firehouse Flashover Seasoning (or your favorite Creole seasoning)

2 tablespoons of cilantro (chopped fine)

1 pound of cured Spanish Chorizo (not the loose kind)

1 teaspoon of salt (check to taste first before adding)

Mexican Biz (as an accompaniment)

 

Soak rinsed beans overnight in the chicken stock. Put on a medium fire and warm up. Put everything else in the pot (except the Mexican Biz.) Cook uncovered on a low fire until the beans begin to get soft. This will take about 2 hours. Remove ham hocks and let cool. Take any meat you can get from the ham hocks and cut up into small pieces. Add back to pot. It may take up to 5 hours to completely cook depending on the beans. Some beans may be a little harder than others. Stir often to keep them from sticking. They will break down and thicken up over time. Check to see how soft the beans are and if they thicken up too much, just add a bit more chicken stock. Serve over white rice. We like to add a bit of crema and cilantro as a finishing touch!

 

Tasting Demo at Dorignac’s!

Flashover Seasoning LabelNew Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning will be featured on Saturday, October 11 at Dorignac’s Food Center  in Metairie, Louisiana from 10:00am-1:00pm.

Be sure to stop by for a taste of Smothered Chicken featuring our Flashover Creole Seasoning while you are stocking up for supplies this football weekend!

Located in Metairie, Louisiana, Dorignac’s Food Center is the premier location for fresh local produce, meats, baked goods, party platters, wedding cakes and more!

Look for more cooking demonstrations in-store coming soon!!!

 

DORIGNAC’S

710 Veterans Blvd.

Metairie, LA 70005

www.dorignacs.com/

 

Be sure to ‘Shake It Up and Shake It On’ your favorite foods! Not just for seafood, meats and poultry…Try it on popcorn, eggs, pizza and anything else that needs a little extra kick!

CountrySide BBQ Pro Shop now carrying Flashover Seasoning!

CountrySide BBQ Pro Shop in Springfield, Missouri is now carrying New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Seasoning!

CountrySide BBQ is an outdoor equipment and kitchen supply store specializing in all things BBQ!  Kamado Joe, Primo, Fire Magic, American Outdoor Grill and American BBQ Systems are their featured brands.

Be sure to visit them at:

1316 E. Republic Road

Springfield, MO  65804

www.cbbq.us

Southern Specialty Market Now Featuring Flashover Seasoning

Southern Specialty Market in Navarre is now carrying New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning!

Southern Specialty Market offers sauces and seasonings from the South and Southeast as well as Cajun flavors. It also features “chicken wheels,” comfort foods such as handmade orange rolls and also cakes out of Canton, AL.

 

They are located at:

Southern Specialty Market

1824 Alpine Avenue

Navarre, FL  32566

850-686-6005

www.facebook.com/southernspecialtymarket 

Now Available at World Famous N’Awlins Cafe & Spice Emporium in New Orleans

New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available at the World Famous N’Awlins Café & Spice Emporium located in the Historic French Market!

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WFN serves up the BEST authentic Creole and Cajun Food in the city. They also have the largest selection of hot sauces, spices and Louisiana entree mixes.

 

 

 

They are located at:

World Famous N’Awlins Café & Spice Emporium

1100 N Peters St (French Market)

New Orleans, LA  70130

(504) 528-7770

www.worldfamousnawlins.com

 

 

Flashover Seasoning Now Available at The Honey Pot in Destin, FL

New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available at The Honey Pot & Café in Destin, Florida! (Located behind Walmart)

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The Honey Pot in Destin, Florida provides customers with 100% treatment-free local honey. Their 3 raw honey varieties come from bees living exclusively in Destin and other hives in the region. Destin honey is a healthy, natural, and delicious alternative to store-bought honey.

The Honey Pot also offers an exclusive skincare line made from local and Destin area honey. Lotions, soaps and scrubs are available in several different fragrances including oatmeal honey, fresh Florida citrus & orange blossom!

Please visit them at:

The Honey Pot & Cafe

4014 Commons Drive W., Ste. 102

Destin, FL  32541

850-837-8885

www.destinhoney.com

Destin Log – Let the Good Times Roll!

Please check out my featured article in the Destin Log … “Let the Good Times and Great Food Roll – In Destin or the Big Easy”

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Link to the Destin Log website: http://www.thedestinlog.com/news/let-the-good-times-and-great-food-roll-in-destin-or-the-big-easy-1.284709. You will also find my recipes for Red Beans and Rice and Mini-Muffulettas.

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Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning available at Sea Dog Snack Shack/Hidden Dunes

Hidden Dunes Sandestin* * * UPDATE – CLOSED FOR THE SEASON * * *

The Sea Dog Snack Shack at Hidden Dunes is now closed for the Summer Season. Be sure to check back again next year!  Flashover Seasoning can still be purchased at Blalock’s Seafood, Destin Ice and the Beef Jerky Outlet in the Destin area.

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New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available at the Sea Dog Snack Shack located at Hidden Dunes in Sandestin, Florida! Be sure to stop by for a Grilled Gulf Fish Sandwich encrusted with our Flashover Creole Seasoning (Specialty of the House!) or any of their other casual beach-side offerings located by the Hidden Dunes Lagoon.

Flashover Creole Seasoning now available at Destin Ice

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Our New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available for purchase at Destin Ice Seafood Market in the heart of Destin, Florida.

 

 

 

Destin Ice Seafood Market

633 Emerald Coast Parkway

Destin, FL 32541

www.DestinIce.com

 

Be sure to ‘Shake It Up and Shake It On’ your favorite foods! Not just for seafood, meats and poultry…Try it on popcorn, eggs, pizza and anything else that needs a little extra kick!