Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vegan (or not) Chorizo and Kale Cornbread Pie and World's Worst Food Blogger Photo



I made this pie while fasting from bleeding animal products (per Greek Orthodox Lenten standards). It's vegan, but can be made non vegan since I used faux bleeding animal products like soyrizo and vegan mozzarella cheese. Ideally, I would have used Oaxaca cheese, but I have yet to find a vegan version of this Mexican stringy cheese so I used vegan mozzarella. If you are not vegan or fasting then use Oaxaca! The contrast of heat from the chorizo and sweet from the cornbread deemed worthy of a blog post although my (non) food porn photography may not support it. I promise, this tastes way better than it looks in my pictures. I blame Portland for its un-sunny weather giving me bad lighting and myself for not buying one of those super cool backdrop stands. 




Vegan (or not) Chorizo and Kale Cornbread Pie


Ingredients
1 cup kale, shredded
1/2 link soyrizo (or regular chorizo) 
10 oz vegan (or not) mozzarella/Oaxaca cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups corn meal or cornbread mix
1 egg (optional)
1/4 cup corn oil

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • In a large bowl combine 1 cup of cornbread mix with enough equal parts oil and water to make a crumbly mixture. 
  • Spread mixture in pie vessel (or a casserole dish) covering the bottom and edges. 
  • Mix cheese, chorizo and kale and egg in same bowl.
  • Arrange chorizo filling on top of cornbread pie dough, then powder with remaining cornbread mix, wetting the top with remaining oil and water (use more if needed).
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes. Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting.

17 comments:

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Cornbread with chorizo and cheese? Yes please...sounds delish Anna!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

looks too good.. love it !

Ivy said...

Simply inviting and delicious cornbread with chorizo..

Mary said...

I really like the way this dish sounds and the ingredients you've paired are dynamite. As to the worst picture - I have you beat a thousand times over :-) Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lenia said...

It sounds really interesting!Don't worry about the pics!The pie is still inviting!Have a nice week,dear Anna!

Anna A. said...

Peter - High five to that.

Mehjabeen - Thank you. Chorizo love!

Ivy - I was wondering if Greeks know chorizo, of course you do because you are an epic foodie.

Mary - Haha, what!? I doubt that, but thanks anyway. Your pics are always perfect - do you use a special backdrop lighting?

Lenia - Efxaristw poli Lenia mou.

Kung Food Panda said...

Woah! Soyrizo or Chorizo, this looks one tasty dish to me! I didn't know you could use kale in the cornbread. Yum!

nat. said...

That lokks really decicious!

Mixture of chorizo and cheese sounds just great for me :)

Have a nice day!

Helen said...

This is for me! I love everything about this cornbread pie. Yum!

Elra's cooking and baking said...

Looks so delicious. Bookmarking this and hoping that I'll be able to make it soon. Thanks Anna.

Anna A. said...

Danny - "Now you know!" ~ Bill Nye the Science Guy

nat - me too!

Helen - One slice coming right up...

Elra - I hope you make it!

Gastronomer said...

Your photo looks amazing compared to the stuff I shot back in the day! Trust me ;-)

Did you miss bleeding animals during Lent? I bet you did.

tasteofbeirut said...

I would like this pie very much!

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