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Aug 22 / JW

Pasta with Peas, Chorizo, and Egg

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I love love love spaghetti carbonara. I love how the creamy egg yolk forms the sauce with the parmesan cheese. This is a similar idea, but I’ve added a few more flavours in there. You can really make this type of pasta with lot of different things; asparagus for one works really well.

First take your chorizo(this is spanish chorizo, not mexican) and dice it as finely as you can. Saute until crispy. While you are cooking your chorizo, start the water for your pasta. Once the chorizo is nice and crispy, and your peas(I used frozen) right into the pan and let them infuse with the chorizo. Add some pepper, but be careful with salt since the chorizo is quite salty already. Set your chorizo and peas aside. Cook your pasta, and at the same time, start cooking your egg. You want to cook the white completely but leave the yolk runny. There is a bit of timing involved here, so make sure your pasta is about 3 minutes away from being  done when you start your egg(s).

I used a gnocchi shaped pasta because its the perfect size and shape to hold the peas and chorizo. Drain your pasta, then mix in your chorizo and peas. Place your egg on top:

chorizo pasta2 300x261 Pasta with Peas, Chorizo, and EggNow just take two forks and gently break up the egg and mix it in with the pasta. Top with plenty of parmesan.

chorizo pasta1 300x209 Pasta with Peas, Chorizo, and EggI would plan for about 1/2 a chorizo , one egg, and 1/2 Cup of peas per person. Enjoy!

Here’s the Recipe:

Pasta with Peas, Chorizo, and Egg

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Chorizo Sausages, diced
  • 2 Cups Peas(fresh or frozen)
  • 500 g Pasta(gnocchi or penne shape)
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan(more to taste)
  • 4 Organic Eggs(1 per person)

Cooking Directions

  1. Dice chorizo and saute until golden and crispy, about 5 minutes. Turn on water for pasta.
  2. Add peas to chorizo and let cook gently. Add black pepper to taste.
  3. Once chorizo and peas are done, heat your pan for eggs. Cook pasta.
  4. When pasta has about 3-4 minutes left, cook eggs. Be sure the whites are cooked.
  5. Mix pasta with chorizo and peas, and add parmesan.
  6. Top each bowl with egg, and mix in(or let each person mix theirs in.
  7. Top with more cheese and pepper.

 

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