Chorizo Pasta

Recipe – Chorizo (Goa sausage) Pasta

What do you cook when a colleague asks you to bring a non-vegetarian dabba for his gatari? Especially when you have no time to shop and limited resources in the kitchen.

Cooking challenge of this kind excites me. So, today morning I walked in my kitchen. There was some penne pasta lying around and a packet of forgotten Goa sausages waved at me from the fridge. Does a Chorizo Pasta sound good? Absolutely. And, I also have a recipe for the Indiblogger’s Del Monte – Blog Your Way To Italy contest. The first prize is a trip to Italy and Ranveer Brar will judge the recipes, so of course I’ll give it a shot. You can know more about the Del Monte brand here.

Chorizo Pasta

Chorizo Pasta

Ingredients:
Del Monte Penne Rigate pasta – 200 gms
Goa sausages – 100 gms (chopped)
Onions – 2 (chopped)
Cherry tomatoes – 100 gms (chopped)
Tomatoes – 3 (chopped)
Balsamic Vinegar – 1 tbsp
Worcestershire sauce – 2 tsps
Freshly ground black pepper pods – 10-12
Basil leaves – 5 (chopped)
Salt to taste
Olive Oil – 1 tbsp

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Saute onions on slow flame till they turn light pink.
  3. Throw in tomatoes (both kinds).
  4. Let them cook for 5 minutes and keep crushing them with the back of a wooden spatula.
  5. Add balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and crushed peppers and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add Goa sausages and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. While your sauce bubbles, cook the pasta as per instructions on the packet.
  8. Mix pasta with the sauce just before serving.
  9. Garnish with basil leaves. Eat.
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