Oh summer, how I love you. There’s nothing better than listening to the sound of happy children playing in the garden whilst relaxing on a sun lounger and soaking up the rays. When the weather is nice I just want to spend as much time as I can outdoors, so the idea of slaving over a hot stove in a hot and sticky kitchen does not appeal. Not at all.
For that reason I want preparation for evening meals to be a quick as possible and one meal that I seem to be making a lot of recently is my quick Chorizo bolognese with pasta. Obviously, as the title suggests, this is not an authentic bolognese recipe (for one thing, chorizo is Spanish), so aficionados of Italian cuisine please look away now. All you need to make this is a few kitchen essentials (listed below) and you are all set.
Chorizo Bolognese with Pasta
Chorizo sausage, sliced
Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tomatoes, chopped.
A little olive oil
A jar of passata
- Slice the sausage into small 5mm slices and place in the blender with the cheese and the tomatoes. Blend for a few seconds until it looks like a coarse paste.
- Add a little of the olive oil and blend again until slightly smoother.
- Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Drain.
- Heat a tiny drop of oil in a saucepan and add the chorizo mixture. Careful not to add too much oil in the pan because the chorizo will produce oil of its own.
- When the mixture is heated through, add the passata and stir. If the mixure still looks a little dry, then add some of the boiled water from the pasta pan.
- When the bolognese is heated through, add the drained pasta to the pan. Serve with garlic bread, leafy salad and a smattering of Parmesan on the top. Yum.
There you are, a quick and easy pasta dish that takes less than 20 mins to make.