Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Chorizo and mushroom pasta.

I love a good quick delicious pasta recipe, especially mid-week after a busy day at work. Although I love to cook and bake, mid week I'm always on the look out for meals that I can have on the table within 30 minutes. This pasta dish is exactly that, quick, easy, delicious and most importantly satisfying. I added a whole packet of mushrooms to this meal, simply to "bulk out" the pasta, and mushrooms often shrink whilst cooking. The chorizo adds a flavoursome meaty flavour to the pasta, and is chorizo is already cooked, there is little required apart from reheating with the mixture.
This recipe originally started out as a prawn and mushroom pasta, then I thought I would add the chorizo to add some flavour. However I discovered whilst taking out the ingredients for this meal that I did not have any prawns, so it simply became a chorizo and mushroom dish.
Here is how my chorizo and mushroom pasta turned out:

Chorizo and mushroom pasta.

Chorizo and mushroom pasta.

Recipe for Chorizo and Mushroom Pasta
Ingredients - serves 2
200g spaghetti pasta
350g mushrooms
75g chorizo
200g cream fraiche
salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons of oil for frying.


Method
Boil the kettle and place the boiled water in a pan and add the pasta - cook for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, remove the skins from the mushrooms and slice. Add two tablespoons of oil and gently fry for around 5 minutes.
Whilst the mushrooms are cooking, slice the chorizo in chunks and add this to the mushrooms mixture.
Add the creme fraiche and allow this to cook for around 5 minutes on a medium heat.
Drain the pasta in a collander and add to the mixture - try to ensure the pasta absorbs the mushroom chorizo mixture for around 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.

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4 comments

  1. This looks delicious! I usually put chorizo with a tomato sauce but I will have to try this out.

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  2. Ohh that sounds wonderful - I so agree - when exhausted 30 minutes is about all I've got!! this looks full of flavor and comforting - lovely!!
    Mary x

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  3. Thanks guys, I love pasta dishes x

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