Feed The Resistance: No More New Year’s Resolutions!

After doing a vegetarian version of Gumbo last week, my friend Cailynn called me out for taking a great dish like Gumbo…and “making it healthy!”  So – just for you Cailynn – no more New Year’s Resolutions!  At least not for healthy foods – I’m still gonna exercise.

Since we’re done with New Year’s Resolutions, I wanted to make something a little decadent.  I actually found the recipe for Chèvre, Chorizo & Chocolate Panini a couple of years ago, but it was of no interest to my wife, so I haven’t tried it yet.  Until now!  The recipe is pretty simple – it’s exactly what it says, a little chèvre smeared on a good bread, a little chocolate on top of that, and top the whole thing off with some chorizo.  It doesn’t sound like an obvious combination, but it works.  There’s even an article posted on Food 52 that talks about why it works.

To pair with the sandwich, Dee chose Hopslam Double IPA from Bells.  She says that an IPA is perfect for pairing with both the sweetness of the chocolate, and the spiciness of the Chorizo.  And she’s right!