Chorizo and Pea Bites

The prefect home-made nibble to start a meal or drinks party. Can easily be made vegeterian.

  • Christmas


  • 260 g pack Goikoa Sarta De Chorizo Picante, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 100 g frozen peas, defrosted
  • ½ x 25g pack fresh basil, chopped
  • 12 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Fry the chorizo in a large, non-stick frying pan until it releases its oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the peas and basil, and season. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  2. 2 Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Lay a sheet of filo pastry on a clean chopping board and cut in quarters lengthwise to create 4 long strips. Brush 2 of the strips with olive oil and lay another strip on top of each one. Spoon a rounded teaspoonful of the chorizo mixture on one corner of the pastry and fold over to form a triangle shape. Continue folding in a triangle shape until you reach the end of the strip. Repeat with the remaining pastry to make 24 mini bites. Brush with oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden.

Cook's tips

Make these bites vegetarian by replacing the chorizo with 1 small chopped aubergine and 1 small deseeded and chopped red pepper.

Drinks recommendation

Waitrose Vintage Champagne – perfect to drink throughout the evening

  • Preparation time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes

Makes: 24

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 364.008kJ
Fat 5.9g
Saturated Fat 1.9g
Sugars 1.5g
Salt 0.6g

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This recipe was first published in November 2009.