Thursday, January 03, 2008

Chourico Assado - Grilled Chourico

If you're portuguese you KNOW what chourico is, I mean it's one of those typical portuguese things, I even remember taking Chourico sandwiches to school for lunch.

A lot of portuguese restaurants offer Grilled Chourico on their menus as an appetizer....and what it is, is a chourico which is grilled over an open flame, using a portuguese clay dish. Growing up I remember eating it as a snack or over the holidays etc.

Here's how we do it....and please remember to keep your kids away from it and be careful.



Clay Dish
Rubbing Alcohol

Pour some rubbing alcohol into the bottom of the dish, just enough to cover the bottom......don't overdo it please, remember this is flamable stuff LOL

Light it and then using tongs or a long fork, place the chourico on the grill. Let it sit for a minute or two and then turn it over, keep turning etc until it's nice and dark.

The flame will usually go out on it's own. If it does go out before the chourico is done grilling, just add a little bit more alcohol to the bottom of the dish and light again.

Cut up some portuguese bread, or some other crusty bread and slice the chourico. Grab a piece of bread and a slice of chourico and enjoy!


  1. Yes, I eat this sausage while living in Terceria as a teenager.
    Looks delicious.

  2. I'm eating my chouriço assado right now. hehehe just love it with a beer hehehe.