May 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
I woke to the aromas of garlic, red wine and paprika and although I love the smell of smoked chorizo… first thing in the morning is not quite my cup of tea. It didn’t seem to phase ‘luvie’ though…I kind of got the impression he wanted to push his chest out and start beating on it with his fists….his exact words were ” it’s manly”…………………..right, so let’s move on.
With the evening drawing near my 13 willing students arrived, excited about learning how to stuff a sausage. I knew that once they started stuffing, the evening was going to fall apart….the phallic nature of the sausage, the method of how it was stuffed and their wicked sense of humour could only mean trouble. So before things got out of hand I had them pickling their vegetables. Beautiful fresh garden vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, beans and peppers were soon simmering away in the pickling marinade of vinegars, oils and pickling spices, then quickly packed & sealed in glass jars to take home and enjoy at a later stage!
With nothing left to do but stuff their Chorizo I took a deep breathe and showed them how. You know that feeling when someone tells you a funny story and you don’t crack up laughing because you don’t find it that funny…they then tell you “you had to be there kind of thing”. Well this is certainly one of those times…you had to be there. The laughter, the sexual connotations and the oohs & aahs even had my family popping in to see what was happening. Then there was shy Sean (the only man at the course) who had to withstand comments like ” ooh Sean that’s such a big sausage you’ve got”….or ” look how he handles his sausage…it’s obviously years of practice”….I’m surprised he came back the following evening. Surprisingly with all that ‘stuffing around’ we managed to stuff a total of 28x beautiful Chorizo sausages…some of them went into the biltong maker the rest into the spare-room’s cupboard to dry out over-night. Every-one left looking forward to the tapas feast the following evening….
To be continued…
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