I was first introduced to Goa Chorizo after I moved to Bangalore several years ago and made my first adult independent Goa trip. Like I have mentioned before, I grew up in a primarily vegetarian household. With parents who were very safe and non experimental with food. So despite of the fact that I had gone to Goa with them more than once, the food we eat there was mainly north indian with may be a fish curry thrown in here and there.
Then like all respectable adults do, I made a trip to Goa with friends and that trip was all about Fenny, Beer and local food among other things that must not be mentioned on the blog.
Among the things I discovered on that trip and the one that continues to be a favorite from that time is the Goan Chorizo, the smoky flavour that I love as it is or in my rice. I would order this and the Chorizo Pao every time I visit Goa. I tried replicating the dish but somehow it would never hit the spot until I read this recipe from Gia and realized how easy actually it is.
So here is the recipe, slightly adapted from Gia’s recipe – original here