Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers

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Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes

with La Plancha

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

Just a little while ago, at the end of summer and beginning of autumn, my daughter came to see us in France for a little holiday, and we managed to grab the late summer sunshine whilst we still had it! One of the “al fresco” meals we all enjoyed was cooked on my La Plancha, and we even managed to sit outside for most of the afternoon………as regular readers may remember, I received a La Plancha a few months ago, as part of my partnership with Very Cook and as their first UK blogger; my wonderful Plancha Grill is gas operated and has a large double hot-plate, which makes it a fabulous way to cook for large gatherings, as well cook complete meals. and suffice to say, I love it! You might remember my last post where I cooked Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks & Mediterranean Goat’s Cheese Vegetable Stacks using it.

Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions

Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions

This time however, it was all about Spanish inspired recipes and seafood, and I created two new lovely recipes that are just as delicious to eat in the depths of winter as they were when we enjoyed them at the end of August…….I have devised a simple seafood skewers recipes made with cooked king prawns, calamari cornets and chorizo sausage, as well as some gloriously vibrant smoked paprika peppers and onions. The peppers can be started on one half of the hot-plate a few minutes before the skewers are added, and so the whole meal is cooked together and can be served at the same time.

Seafood Skewers

Spanish Seafood Skewers

Although I cooked these two recipes outdoors, my La Plancha grill has been brought inside now and I have used it several times indoors, which makes it such a versatile bit of kit…..I have it in the old stable block at the back of the house, but it would fit in just fine in a large, well-ventilated kitchen too, or maybe a garage.

Very Cook La Plancha Grill

The other reason I love to cook the La Plancha way, is that I can cook VERY low-fat this way, which fits in with my 5:2 Diet plan. And, when I have friends and family stay over, I can cook a full English breakfast on the grill without any switching of frying pans or any stress or hassle.

Spanish peppers and skewers, cooking side by side

Spanish peppers and skewers, cooking side by side

Look out for my next batch of La Plancha recipes, and if you don’t have one of these amazing cooking machines yourselves, then you can of course cook both of the following recipes on a griddle, barbecue or under the grill. If you fancy a change from the usual soups and stews this autumn, then this colourful dish is a perfect way to jazz up a mid-week family meal….and, it is also packed with one of your five-a-day and is low in fat and calories if you use low-fat spray oil. That’s it for today, have a great mid-week, half way to the weekend now! See you soon with some new 5:2 diet recipes, naughty bakes and cake recipes as well as some book reviews and a couple of new giveaways. Karen 

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

RECIPES:

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(Please note, these recipes can be cooked via alternative methods)

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers

 

Spanish Seafood Skewers with Chorizo

Serves 1+
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 18 minutes
Allergy Fish
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Valentines day
Region Spanish
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
Delicious Spanish inspired seafood skewers that are just brilliant when cooked on La Plancha; these skewers are flavoured with smoky paprika and make a wonderful starter for a dinner party as well as a light luncheon dish. Serve with spicy Spanish peppers and onions, or with assorted salads and crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • cooked king prawns (4 cooked prawns per skewer, 2 skewers per person)
  • small calamari cornets (3 calamari cornets per skewer, 2 skewers per person)
  • chorizo sausage slices (2 chorizo slices per skewer, 2 skewers per person)
  • smoked paprika, pimenton
  • salt and pepper
  • a little olive oil
  • juice of one lemon (per 6 to 8 skewers)

Note

Delicious Spanish inspired seafood skewers that are just brilliant when cooked on La Plancha; these skewers are flavoured with smoky paprika and make a wonderful starter for a dinner party as well as a light luncheon dish. Serve with spicy Spanish peppers and onions, or with assorted salads and crusty bread.

Directions

Step 1 Thread the prawns, calamari and chorizo on to the skewers; I used thin slices of chorizo sausage that I rolled up - see photos.
Step 2 Place the skewers on to a large plate and drizzle with a little olive oil and lemon juice; then season to taste with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Allow to sit for up to half an hour, covering if necessary.
Step 3 Turn the La Plancha (or a griddle, barbecue, grill) on and allow to heat up. Spray the surface with some spray oil or drizzle a little oil over the hot-plate.
Step 4 Place the skewers on to the hot-plate and cook for between 5 and 8 minutes, turning all the time, until the calamari is cooked, the chorizo has released its oil and the prawns are charred.
Step 5 Serve straight away with salad, stir-fried peppers and onions or rice.
Step 6 Skewers can be made beforehand and kept covered in the fridge for up 24 hours before cooking, or can be frozen at this stage too.

Spanish Seafood and Chorizo Skewers

Spanish Seafood and Chorizo Skewers

Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions

Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions

Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions

Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Region Spanish
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A fabulous vegetable accompaniment, that goes well with just about everything, although they are especially good with fried eggs and seafood. When cooked on La Plancha, these Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions retain their bite and have a wonderful charred taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 large red peppers (de-seeded, and cut into strips)
  • 2 large yellow peppers (de-seeded, and cut into strips)
  • 2 large Spanish onions (peeled and cut into rings)
  • olive oil
  • smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper

Note

A fabulous vegetable accompaniment, that goes well with just about everything, although they are especially good with fried eggs and seafood. When cooked on La Plancha, these Spicy Spanish Peppers and Onions retain their bite and have a wonderful charred taste.

Directions

Step 1 Turn the La Plancha on to high and allow to heat up.
Step 2 Drizzle some olive oil on the hot-plate and then place the peppers and vegetables on the hot-plate. Season to taste with paprika, salt and pepper and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, moving the vegetables around all the time, until they are soft and slightly charred.
Step 3 Serve immediately with seafood, chicken, beef, burgers or any meal of your choice. These peppers especially well with fried eggs too.

Spanish peppers and seafod skewers

Spanish peppers and seafod skewers

Disclaimer: I was sent a Very Cook La Plancha Grill in Very Jean with an Enamelled Steel Hot Plate worth £379 to use and review; in return for receiving this grill at no cost, I have entered into a partnership with Very Cook to create and develop 8 recipes over 4 months. All views and opinions about the grill are my own however and I will always post an honest appraisal of what I think about this product and any others I review on Lavender and Lovage. This is to be counted as a Sponsored Post, but I have not been paid any cash to write my review. With thanks to Very Cook for sending me this grill and asking me to work with themKaren S Burns-Booth

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Comments

  1. says

    oh Karen… seafood and chorizo… is there anything more fabulous? I love the two combined here and how lovely to still have a grill option on one of the coldest days of the year… totally yummy!

  2. Christine says

    Is it possible to work out the nutritional facts on this recipe please? I so much want to make it right now but I calorie count, even on my 5 days. TIA

  3. Christine says

    Is it possible to work out the nutritional facts on these recipes please? I so much want to make it right now but I calorie count, even on my 5 days. TIA

  4. says

    Karen! I was just embracing the cold weather and resigning myself to cinnamon and custard…when you post that. My two favorite things – seafood and chorizo and they just shout sumer. Now I’m dreaming of summer days. Damn you Burns Booth!

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