This week I revisited an old classic. The Chorizo stall outside Brindisa at Borough Market.
Unsurprisingly, there was a queue for a Chorizo roll. But, when you know what you’re going to get at the end of the wait, who cares? I felt a little like a geek in the queue for the latest offering from Apple. Staring at other people as they walked off with their newly purchased prized posession and giving them a smile or nod if I caught their eye. The nod of a fellow Chorizo nerd.
The further I got to the front, the bigger my smile became. And after handing over my £5 (you have to go for the double, right?) I soon had my paws wrapped around the toasted roll filled with chorizo, piquillo peppers and rocket. There’s just enough of everything in this roll. Soft peppers and crunchy rocket. A roll that has a little crunch from the toasting and then soft bread goodness. And then the star of the show. A double helping of beautiful, smokey, grilled chorizo.
The Brindisa chorizo roll, for me, is a lesson in keeping it simple and doing one thing well. It’s consistently brilliant – so I don’t care how long I have to queue for. I know what I’m getting and I know it’ll be as good as the last time. I just always look forward to the next one.
Chorizo Roll with Piquillo Peppers and Rocket