Yummmm! My husband and I really enjoyed this meal. The only problem was that I could not find cured chorizo ANYWHERE. Instead I just used good ol' fashioned Mexican chorizo, which you have to pan fry first because it is ground and uncured. Very tasty and very interesting flavor palette.
A truly great and different recipe. Love the use of chorizo. My whole family likes this and I've made it 3 times since it appeared in the magazine. Leftover filling? Freeze it or eat it as a leftover next day. Can use bulghur or quinoa. We like the taste and texture of the bulghur. Use a soup spoon in order to scoop the squash out easier and be sure the squash is thoroughlly cooked.
I was most apprehensive about coming up on this recipe as I worked through Week 1's meals. Having never worked with acorn squash, chorizo, and bulgur (mix between quinoa and rice in texture and quite delicious and light), I was worried. The presentation looked great but this is fancier than I cook! Or so I thought! This recipe was easy, it turned out beautifully and tasted delicious! I threw a small extra shallot I had diced into the dressing for the salad with croutons, green onions and a little extra diced parsley. Also, I would recommend using the food processor for the chorizo, it was a PAIN to chop...Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone! :)
I thought this was super easy. I did sub quinoa to make it gf. My dh, whom is not a huge squash fan, really liked it. I will definitely make this again.
i made this with alfresco chicken sausage chorizo with mango. and cheddar cheese. and quinoa as a substitution. it was so so very very yummy. i would make this again
This was good- the chorizo gives it a nice kick, and it was a great way to fill up on veggies. We try to go meatless a few days a week, so I subbed soy chorizo and it was still tasty. I agree with previous commenters that it's a little hard to eat. It sure looks pretty, though. I'll most likely make it again. My family liked it, but wasn't falling over backwards for it.
Definitely a little hard to eat. Also, mind the size of the squash. I bought bigger ones and the ratio filling/squash didn't work perfectly. I just now saw the "quick tip" unfortunately. Definitely follow it. I ended up with two "leaning tower of squash" :). Otherwise, good dish!
This is a very tasty and seasonal dish that also looks impressive. However, it's a little difficult to eat. You might want to score the flesh of the squash with a knife before you stuff it and finish it off in the oven.