Sometimes those meals that literally get thrown together are the best ones. Taking probably no more than 15 minutes from start to finish, I was delighted with this spicy pasta creation.
Be warned it’s hot, hot, hot, so if heat is not your thing than either leave out the chilli flakes or just add a tiny pinch instead. Definitely don’t do what I did and that’s burn your top lip when testing the pasta. It hurts and worse still it’s the second time I’ve done it in as many weeks.
Ingredients (serves 1 but easily doubled)
100g spirali pasta
50g cubed cooking chorizo
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1/8 teaspoon chilli flakes
1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until al dente. Reserve a small cup of the cooking water.
2. Meanwhile sauté the chorizo in a dry pan until the chorizo releases it’s oils and crisps.
3. Add the cooked pasta to the pan of cooked chorizo. Then add the spinach, chilli flakes, a grinding of black pepper and a splash of the pasta cooking water.
4. Keep on the heat and stir well, cook for a further minute or so until the spinach is wilted. Then serve.
I would love to hear about your throw together dinner successes, just let me know in the box below.
Until next time.