Last Saturday I decided to have another go. I went to the Spicy Sausage (not a person) and came across a recipe for Chorizo. http://thespicysausage.com/recipes/chorizo1.htm
I had a couple of gigot pork chops, purchased for this very purpose. What is a gigot chop anyway? I always thought it was lamb. That's what it said on the label anyway.
I cut them into bits and blitzed them in a food processor. Not too fine. Mixed in the spices, herbs, salt and the other ingredients including plenty of garlic.
Made a small patty and fried it. The result was fantastic. I was so surprised by the texture. It was exactly like a Chorizo.
I only had a fraction of the meat outlined in the recipe, so had to make adjustments to the quantities. I think I put too much salt in to though.
It was very nice indeed. I tried it with a few things. Eggs did not really work, even though you would thing they would.
I tried them with potatoes and I would have to say they are best friends.
I will definitely make it again. The next time, check it for seasoning as I go, rather then just plonking in the salt and cayenne.
I don't think I will go down the road of actually making sausages in the casings and all that. Well, not at present anyway.