I totally stole this recipe from http://www.1227foster.com, gave it a few personal touches and have officially declared it one of my favourite meals. In addition to the original recipe, I decided to throw in some roughly chopped sweet onion, red bell pepper and some smoked paprika. I figured those extra ingredients wouldn’t hurt the Latin flavours of the dish; they didn’t. Although I have no idea what the recipe would have tasted like without them, I feel like the onion and the paprika really enhanced the flavours and the sweet bell pepper was the perfect contrast to the salty and savoury sausage.
Because my gang of meat and potato lovers aren’t quite ready to give up the starchy goodness that are potatoes, I added 2 medium-ish sized potatoes to the cauliflower and mashed those together. I -loved- the addition of the cheese to the mixture. It was perfect and I could have eaten a bowl of just the mashed cauliflower and potato.
Chicken, Chorizo & Cheesy Cauliflower Bowl
1 tbsp olive oil
10 oz (about 2 1/2 links) Pork chorizo (uncooked, not the cured kind)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 medium-sized head of cauliflower, cut into florets
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 diced sweet onion
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 cup cream – I used 5% cream
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Freshly ground Black Pepper
Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Sauté garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Add chicken and stir.
When chicken is no longer pink, add chorizo and continue to cook until both are done and the chorizo is slightly crispy. Add the bell pepper and paprika. Cook, stirring occasionally for another 3 minutes or so.
While the meat cooks, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the cauliflower and potatoes and cook until tender. Drain the water and mash, adding cream and cheese as you go. Season with pepper.
Serve the potato & cauliflower mash in a bowl and top with the chicken & chorizo mixture. Enjoy!