Despaña Chistorra & Morcilla Puff Pastries

Recipe by: Nicolas Aparicio

Your new favorite snack is here: Chistorra and Morcilla Puff Pastry Bites.

Discover the ultimate appetizer that will elevate your culinary skills and leave your taste buds craving for more - Chistorra & Morcilla Puff Pastry Bites. This delectable recipe combines the rich, savory notes of Spanish chistorra sausages and morcilla from Despaña with the satisfying crunch of puff pastry. With a hint of nutty goodness from roasted peanuts and a touch of golden perfection, these bites are a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures that are sure to impress your guests.

At the heart of this recipe lies the traditional Spanish flair that captures the essence of authentic cuisine. The chistorras, sliced into perfect 1 inch lengths, infuse every bite with their robust, smoky taste, transporting you straight to a Spanish kitchen. Meanwhile, the morcilla, chopped and combined with peanuts, adds a delicious depth that will delight any palate!

Crafting these tasty bites is a breeze. Even assembling the filling is a fun culinary experience. Sautéing the morcilla until it's golden brown releases its distinct aroma, creating a symphony of scents that will undoubtedly make your kitchen feel like a gourmet haven. Mixing in the peanuts lends an irresistible crunch that plays harmoniously with the flaky, buttery layers of the puff pastry.

The assembly process involves wrapping the chistorra or the morcilla mixture in delicate blankets of puff pastry, forming mini parcels to create the perfect snack. A simple egg wash provides each pastry with a golden hue, and a sprinkle of your favorite seeds adds an elegant finish that's as visually appealing as it is delicious.

It will only take 9 minutes in the oven at 390°F, and the magic unfolds. The bites emerge with a crispy, golden-brown exterior, each with a wonderful blast of flavor within. Simply plate these pastries on a serving platter and serve alongside a choice of dipping sauces, like marinara or alioli. 

Whether you're hosting a gathering with friends, or hitting the park for a picnic,  these Chistorra and Morcilla Puff Pastry Bites will be the stars of the show. Elevate your appetizer game and embark on a journey to Spain's culinary heart with this easy and fulfilling recipe that promises to satisfy!

Buen provecho! 

Ingredients

  • 1 Pack Despaña Chistorra
  • 1 Pack Despaña Morcilla
  • 30g peanuts
  • 200g Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg
  • Sesame or Poppy Seeds
  • Sauce, For Serving (i.e. Marinara or Alioli)

Directions

1. Prepare the Fillings:

  • Cut the chistorras into 3cm lengths.
  • Chop the morcilla and the peanuts into small pieces.
  • In a skillet, stir fry the chopped morcilla until it's slightly browned and cooked through.
  • Add the chopped peanuts to the skillet and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to combine.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and let the mixture cool down.

2. Prep the Puff Pastry:

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).
  • Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut the puff pastry into equal-sized rectangles, approximately 4x6 inches each.

3. Assemble the Bites:

  • Take one rectangle of puff pastry and place a piece of chistorra or a spoonful of the morcilla and peanut mixture along one of the shorter edges.
  • Roll up the puff pastry tightly around the filling, like a mini sausage roll. Repeat with the remaining rectangles and fillings.

4. Egg Wash and Seed Topping:

  • Whisk the egg in a small bowl to create an egg wash.
  • Place the rolled-up puff pastry bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the tops of the puff pastry bites with the egg wash to give them a golden and shiny finish.
  • Sprinkle your favorite seeds over the egg wash for added flavor and crunch.

5. Bake:

  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 9 minutes, or until the puff pastry bites are golden brown and puffed up.

6. Serve:

  • Once the Chistorra Puff Pastry Bites are baked and crispy, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • Arrange the bites on a serving platter.
  • Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice, such as a spicy aioli or a tomato-based salsa.

Note:Make sure to adjust cooking times and temperatures based on your oven's characteristics. Additionally, feel free to customize the recipe by adding other seasonings or ingredients to the fillings for a unique twist.

Buen provecho!

Enjoy your Puff Pastry Bites!

The perfect appetizer to share at your next gathering. Whether you're hitting the beach, having a picnic or a backyard BBQ, these singular bites of Spanish goodness never miss!.

Regular price$8.75
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Spanish morcilla, also known as blood sausage, is a unique Spanish delicacy made from pork blood, onions, and spices. It's one of the most special products that we manufacture. Morcilla has delicious, rich flavor and is a staple in many Spanish kitchens. It can be enjoyed in a variety of ways: sliced, grilled or fried and with vegetables, eggs or rice and stews like Fabada Asturiana. 

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Chorizo is not only one of Despaña’s best-selling products, but it's our very own brand made here in New York City, and how we got our start! From our humble beginnings in 1971, Despaña started as a chorizo-meat manufacturing facility. Our cooking chorizo is perfect for any recipe calling for sausage. 

This chorizo is unlike any other on the market. Using imported Pimentón de la Vera spice right from Spain, mixed with pork sourced here in the USA, Despaña Brand Traditional Chorizo is a beautiful medley of cultures. It's slightly spicy with deliciously smoky hints.

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The perfect match does exist. We love this organic, natural red wine made from the native Callet grape, from a single vineyard planted in 1961. It's a chillable red - tart, juicy, and peppery - just the right touch for sausage delicacies.