Choripan is a typical Argentine dish, which is a bread stuffed with grilled chorizo and chimichurri. This succulent Latin sandwich or sandwich, known for short as chori, is well known and popular in several Latin American countries.
This dish is ideal for barbecues or roasts. While waiting for the main meal to be ready. The choripanes are perfect for this situation, we can roast the chorizos first, and place them on a tray, with bread and prepared dressings, our guests will be able to snack as a starter and enjoy the choripanes while the rest of the roast is cooked.
We can also eat choripan as a main dish. The choripan is the adult version of the hot dog which must always be accompanied by a good chimichurri.
The chimichurri is essential in a choripan. In its simplest version, choripan includes bread, roasted chorizo and chimichurri. We can accompany it with onion and tomato tanning as an additional. If you are a fan of guacamole as much as we are, you can add it for a more Mexican version. This combination of bread, grilled sausages, chimichurri, pickled onions and guacamole results in a delicious dish.
There are several varieties of chorizo, the ideal ones for choripanes are soft or semi-soft. Hard chorizo such as Spanish is not suitable for our preparation. If you live in the US, the Latin product markets tend to sell a Mexican chorizo that is very soft and falls apart, this does not work for choripan either. The longaniza has a better consistency for the choripan or we can also use a good Argentine chorizo.
The gourmet-style sausages, which come from chicken and even vegetarian, are very delicious roasted and in a choripan. The baguette style bread is perfect for making choripanes, also the buns or breads that are used in hot dogs, French bread is also a good option.
- 1-2 chorizos can be beef or pork, per person
- Baguette or hot dog bread
- ½ bunch of parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- ½ cup chives finely chopped
- 1 finely chopped red hot chili
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the chimichurri sauce:
Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
For the choripan:
The first thing we must do is pierce the chorizos and place them on a hot grill until they are completely cooked and golden brown. If you want you can cut the chorizos in half lengthwise.
Next we cut the bread in half and place it on the grill, with the inside facing down, so that they warm up a little and brown slightly.
At this time we must place a tablespoon or a little more of the chimichurri sauce on the bread and add the chorizo. We cover with additional chimichurri sauce and if you wish you can place onion tanning or guacamole to taste.
If you want to make a vegan version of this delicious dish, you can use vegetarian sausages. If you are one of those people who do not eat pork or beef, you can use sausages or chicken or turkey chorizo for the preparation.