You know when you really really fancy a tasty meal that requires minimal effort? I was in that kind of mood when I made this dish. It was simple, straight to the point, quick (yup I honestly think 15 minutes to prepare a meal is quick…and totally worth it) but delicious. What else does a girl need? Chorizo has always and will always be my favourite kind of sausage meat, its subtle spiciness added a bit of a kick without being overpowering. Also I put the garlic in towards the end so that its taste was more evident instead of fading away in the background with the onions. This dish is all about the balance of dynamic flavours to keep things simple. Keyword being ‘simple’.
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/2 onion, finely sliced
- A small knob of ginger, finely sliced or grated
- 100g chorizo, sliced
- 1/2 fresh plum tomato, chopped
- 4 nests of tagliatelle
- 2 ladlespoons of pasta water
- Pinch of salt, to taste
- 2 pinches of paprika
- 1 clove garlic, finely sliced or grated
- 1 handful of spinach
In a pan of salted water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, boil the tagliatelle for 10 minutes on medium heat or just follow the instructions on the pack
Don’t forget to reserve some of the pasta water
While the pasta is cooking, in another pan fry the onions for 1 minute
Add the chorizo and ginger, stir and leave for two minutes
Throw in the tomatoes then add the pasta and paprika. Using pasta ‘claw’ spoon or a fork, stir gently to incorporate.
Add 1 ladlespoonful of the pasta water, mix and leave to absorb for 1 minute
Add the spinach, mix then add the rest of the pasta water
Mix again, add the garlic then turn off the heat.
Serve with parmesan cheese et voila!
Do you have any fool-proof meals that require minimal effort?