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Choripan – the food not the pup

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I mentioned on the pan amasado post that we used the bread to make Choripan – so here is that story. Choripan, besides being the name of our youngest pup, is a popular dish back home in Chile. It is similar to a hotdog but instead of a regular hot dog you use chorizo. This was the very first Chilean food Leslie ever tried when she first visited my family in Chile back in 2008. We were still dating and my dad welcomed us with an asado, and the appetizer was choripan. Since that day Leslie cannot stop dreaming about Choripan – she loves it so much we named our dog Choripan! Mencione en el post sobre el pan amasado que usamos el pan para hacer choripan – asi que aqui va esa historia. Choripan, aparte de ser el nombre de nuestro perro mas joven, es una comida popular en Chile. Es similar a un hot dog pero en vez de usar la salchicha regular se usa chorizo. Esta fue la primera comida Chilena que Leslie probo cuando visito Chile conmigo por primera vez el 2008. Todavia estábamos pololeando y mi papa nos recibió con un asado, y el aperitivo esta choripán. Desde ese dia Leslie no puede parar de sonar con choripán – le encanta tanto que llamamos a nuestro perro Choripan!
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really – the name suits him though – he’s so long!dsc_7758

Once I was hit with the inspiration to make bread we wanted to use it in a very Chilean way so we thought…wouldn’t it be amazing to make choripan to go with it! Even though is not the right type of bread – in choripan you use pan batido – we could try doing the choripan as an open face sandwich. The tricky part was to find the chorizo. Being such an important ingredient, finding a chorizo that tastes like the ones at home is impossible. Luckily for us, Porter Road Butcher in East Nashville makes chorizo, and to be honest it is the closest to the Chilean chorizo we will ever get. Delicious! Una vez que me bajo la inspiracion de hacer pan, queriamos usarlo de alguna manera Chilena asi que pensamos…no seria genial hacer choripan! Aunque no es el tip ode pan correcto – en choripán se usa pan batido – podíamos hacer el choripán como un tipo de sándwich abierto. Lo difícil era encontrar el chorizo. Siendo un ingrediente tan importante, encontrar un chorizo con un sabor como el de casa es imposible. Por suerte para nosotros, el Carnicero de la Calle Porter en el Esta de Nashville hace chorizo, y para ser honesto es lo mas cercano al chorizo chileno que hemos probado aca. Muy rico!
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So the same day we made bread we started a fire to grill our chorizos. Leslie made avocado and pebre, which were delicious. Needless to say, all these ingredients combined were something heavenly and a great way to connect to the flavors of Chile. Simply amazing stuff and something we will soon repeat. Thanks Porter Road Butcher for a great product! Asi que el mismo dia que hicimos el pan, encendimos el fuego para poner chorizos en la parrilla. Leslie hizo palta y pebre, los cuales quedaron deliciosos. No hay necesidad de decirlo, pero eso ingredientes combinados fueron algo divino y una gran manera de conectarnos con los sabores de Chile. Simplemente espectacular y algo que repetiremos pronto. Gracias al Carnicero de la Calle Porter por su gran producto!
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    • Where are you located? We wish we had a Chilean restaurant in Nashville. When we go to a city that has one, we eat every meal in that restaurant! Hahaha

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