Chorizo and prawn pierogi in a chorizo and cider broth


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Pierogi dough

  • 250g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 120ml of water
  • 20g of vegetable oil
  • 2g of salt

Chorizo and cider broth

Pierogi filling

To make the pierogi dough, pour the oil and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, combine the flour and salt in a large heatproof mixing bowl, then slowly pour the water/oil mixture into it, stirring continuously with a fork to bring everything together
  • 20g of vegetable oil
  • 120ml of water
  • 250g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2g of salt
Once all the water has been poured in, work as quickly as you can to bring the dough together using your hands – it will be hot so be careful. Knead the dough a little until it comes together and becomes smooth, then wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to rest
To make the broth, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the diced onion. Sweat the onions gently until softened but with no colour (about 5 minutes), then add the diced chorizo and continue to cook over a low-medium heat until the sausage releases its oils
Add the 2 types of paprika and cook out for 1 minute, then pour in the cider and chicken stock, increase the heat and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat back to a gentle simmer and cook for 30 minutes. You don’t want the liquid to reduce as there’s the risk of it becoming too salty
When you’re happy with the flavour of the broth, strain it into a clean pan and reserve the onion and chorizo mixture for the pierogi filling. Stir the sherry vinegar into the broth, taste for seasoning, then set aside for later
  • 1 tbsp of sherry vinegar
To prepare the filling, run a knife through the reserved onion and chorizo mixture to chop it into smaller pieces. Stir in the prawns, chilli and herbs, season and set aside
Once the dough has rested, roll it out on a work surface dusted with flour until 2mm thick. Use an 8cm pastry cutter or glass to cut out approximately 20 circles, then scoop a tablespoon of the filling into the centre of each one. Fold over each circle, sealing the edges by pushing down with your fingers. Repeat this process until you have 20 sealed pierogi
Bring a pan of water to the boil and gently reheat the broth in a separate pan. Once the water is boiling, plunge the pierogi in and cook for a few minutes – they're ready when they rise to the surface
To serve, place 5 pierogi in each bowl and pour over the broth. Top with chopped basil
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