Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Easy Peasy Chick Pea Stew...

2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 pound chopped chorizo, 
1 can tomatoes, chopped or crushed
1 sliced zucchini
1 bay leaf
2 cups chicken stock
Coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 pound spinach, stems discarded
In a medium, heavy pot, heat the olive oil & Add the onion & garlic and cook over medium-low heat until onion is translucent, about 7 minutes.

Add the chorizo and cook until just beginning to brown and oils have been released, about 10 minutes.
 add Zucchini & cook for further 5 minutes.
 add Chickpeas, canned tomatoes, salt & pepper & 2 cups of chicken stock & Bay Leaves. Simmer for 15 - 20 minutes.
Just before serving stir in spinach & cook until wilted.
Serve on your favourite country loaf.
Enjoy xx

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