I’ve been craving some “good ol’ southern cookin.” I don’t mean the traditional spread of BBQ or fried chicken. I mean really southern…like, past the border southern. I’m thinking Mexican. This “Itis” inducing plate of comfort was inspired by a southern dish called biscuits and sausage gravy. Traditionally, a white sausage gravy is poured over biscuits. My Mexican influenced chorizo gravy and biscuits has a golden brown color imparted from the chorizo. This got me thinking. If a White/European flavor profile makes this dish white and Mexican flavors makes this dish brown…then, would Asian flavors make this dish yellow?
All racially implied jokes aside, this dish is delicious (if done right). The first time I made this, I made it with some diced red onions and chopped cilantro. Then I came to my senses and redid this with more respect to the principles of southern cooking.
I made it hearty. The biscuits had to be buttermilk and served whole. The veggies had to go! This dish was designed to be heavy, to be filling, to be the ticket to food coma. If you are looking at this plate and thinking to yourself…”Wow, that looks artery clogging yet I am unable to resist” then and only then, will I have done this dish justice.