6 major ingredients! From start to finish, done in 20 minutes! Fully cooked chicken chorizo is the key! Chorizo Pasta, Fried Basil is so good!
Honestly, this is the quickest, easiest, most delicious pasta dish I have made in a while! It only has 6 major ingredients and a few seasonings! From start to finish, done in 20 minutes! Fully cooked chicken chorizo is the key! It gives the dish a nice level of heat without being totally overpowering. I made it when my son was home from California and we all loved it! Loving this sausage as I do, I have been trying to come up with a different uses for it
First, get a large pot on your burner to boil for your pasta. Salt the water generously. Next, prep all of your ingredients. Slice Chorizo, dice fresh tomatoes, mince garlic and dice onion.
Add a bit olive oil to a large frying pan and lightly brown basil and oregano on both sides. Jaccard’s Pigtail Flipper works great for flipping them over! For $24.99 for 2 different sizes, it is a super bargain! I use it for a multitude of tasks. See the Pigtail at Pigtail Flipper
Drain basil on paper towels and then remove to a small plate.
Add a bit more olive oil to your pan and saute’ onion over a medium flame.
Add Garlic and continue to cook until garlic becomes fragrant. Place pasta in the boiling water.
Cook Chorizo until slightly browned on both sides. (I use the Pigtail to flip the chorizo, too!)
Add about 1 cup of dry white wine and cook until reduced by about half.
Next add the tomatoes, a pinch of salt and black pepper.
Cook until the tomatoes break down and the sauce thickens up nicely, about 5 minutes.
When pasta is almost done, reserve a bit of the cooking water to toss with the pasta and chorizo. As a result of my Germanic and Northern European lineage, I had never heard of this before. I watch Rachael Ray at times and every time she makes pasta, she harps on this step! Thanks to her for this tip! It really does make a huge difference in the consistency of your pasta dish!
Add the pasta back to the pot you boiled it in.
Add your cooking water, chorizo with sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Stir well.
Other Delicious Pasta Recipes on Binky’s Culinary Carnival
- Chicken Capri Parmigiana Pasta
- Shrimp pad Thai
- Meat Lovers Pasta Sauce
- Grilled Shrimp Pasta Salad
- BLT Pasta Salad
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Pasta with Chicken Chorizo and Fried Basil
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 12 oz package fully cooked Chicken Chorizo
- 1 c red onion diced
- 3 garlic minced
- 12 leaves fresh basil leaves
- 2 sprigs fresh oregano
- 1 1/2 c diced fresh cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 c dry white wine
- salt and pepper to taste (I use very little salt because the chorizo is salty)
- 1/2 c shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 c parmesan
- Bring large of water to boil for pasta. Generously salt the water. Cook pasta according to package directions, just shy of al dente. Drain, reserving a mug of the starchy cooking water. Add pasta back to pot it boiled in.
- Slice chorizo and prep the other vegetables.
- To a large frying pan add 1 tsp. olive oil. Heat oil over medium heat, add basil and oregano leaves and fry until crisp on both sides. Drain on paper towel and reserve for garnish.
- In the same pan, add a bit more olive oil. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Then add garlic and cook just until fragrant.
- Add chorizo and lightly brown on both sides.
- Once the chorizo are browned add white wine and reduce by about half.
- Add tomatoes and cook down for another 5 minutes or so over medium heat until soft and sauce had thickened slightly.
- To the pasta in the large pot, thoroughly combine the reserved cooking water from the pasta, the chorizo and sauce and both of the cheeses.
- Serve hot. Garnish with the reserved basil and oregano.
Originally Published 11/7/2015
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