Friday 23 February 2018

Delicious recipes from the Tapas Trail: Chicken & Chorizo Skewers

Chicken and chorizo skewers
Chicken and chorizo skewers

The Market Bar in Dublin is a key destination along the Tapas Trail. Their signature dish is Chicken & Chorizo Skewers. Here's the recipe.

The Market Bar on Dublin's Fade Street has over the years become the go-to tapas restaurant in the Capital. With a huge hall with plenty of light set in a former abattoir, it's a great place to meet friends for a summer tapas evening. Here's the recipe for their signature dish - chicken and chorizo skewers.

The MArket Bar, Dublin
The MArket Bar, Dublin


2 x 8oz chicken fillets

100g chorizo sausage

2 tsp hot paprika

1 tbsp smoked paprika

1 tsp garlic puree

1 tsp ground cumin

20ml olive oil

4 15cm wooden skewers


Step 1 - Cut Chicken into 8 pieces, chunks

Step 2 - Cut chorizo into 8 pieces, cylinder shape

Step 3  - Marinate chicken with all ingredients except the chorizo

Step 4  - Assemble chicken and chorizo on 15cm skewers in the order of chorizo, chicken, chorizo, and chicken per skewer

Step 5 - Seal the skewers on frying pan with a little bit of oil and then put into oven

Step 6 - Cook for 15 – 20 minutes and serve

There is enough to make 4 skewers

The Market Bar is Dublin's original gastro bar and premier tapas restaurant that serves from an extensive Mediterranean tapas menu. The Market Bar is located on Fade Street, just off South Great George's Street in Dublin city centre. This year we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary.



Meet the CHef: Jessica Kendellen

Jessica Kendellen started working as a kitchen porter in a Dublin hotel where she discovered her passion for cooking and progressed to a commi chef. From there she went to college in DIT Cathal Brugha from 1993 to 1995 to study Professional Cookery. Jessica has been working as a full time chef since graduating in 1995. Jessica began working in the Market Bar as a Chef de partie in 2006 and by Jan 2007 she became the Head Chef and has been for the last 9 years.

Jessica believes that the essence of Spanish cooking is that 'less is more'. It isn't necessary to use a lot of ingredients to produce good, tasty food.

Her favourite Spanish dish is the Chicken and Chorizo Skewers on the Market Bar menu. The tender chicken combined with the smokey, spicey taste of the chorizo makes this a dish packed full of flavor. Jessica’s favorite Campo Viejo wine is the Reserva. In an ideal world she would sip on a glass of Reserva on the balcony of her very own villa in the South of Spain overlooking the Mediterranean!


Sponsored by: Campo Viejo


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