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Monday, July 02, 2007

Spaghetti with Chorizo & Almonds


Still mining my magazines, this fantastic dish came from a recent Gourmet. This recipe treats the spaghetti like rice, and it's amazing.

I made two versions. One pot for Matt, the other for me. No way I was missing out on this.

Thinly sliced garlic is just browned, then removed from oil. Slices of chorizo go in next. Matt's was the real deal, while I tried out a Mexican chipotle vegetarian sausage I'd bought some months at Earth Fare. I do have Soyrizo kicking around, but it was the wrong kind (!). No worries, this stuff rocked.
The sausage also gets lightly browned, and taken out. There's some sauteeing of onions, and adding of broken-up spaghetti (fideos were called for, but this works jsut fine). Once the pasta's had time to soak up some of that oily goodness, a broth (vegetable for us) boiled with saffron is added. Cover, and let the whole mess cook for a bit.
When the liquid's been absorbed, stir in the garlic, chorizo, some chickpeas, parsley, and sliced & toasted almonds. Eat. Look down at the bowl in amazement, wonder where it all went. Head back to the kitchen for more. Repeat as necessary.

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4 Thoughts for food:

At 4:07 PM, Blogger barbie2be said...

this sounds yummy! i love chorizo.

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Oh yum... pasta, chickpeas, chorizo, garlic... what could go wrong?! This would definitely go down a treat in our household...

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Barbie...it was so good! Seriously, and so easy to make.

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Jeanne, it's a snap to put together; very little actual cooking. Let me know if you'd like the recipe!


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