Monday, July 05, 2010

Shrimp, Chorizo & Chicken Pasta

Shrimp, Chorizo & Chicken Pasta

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Prep/Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Serves 3-4

1 box (10oz/300g) whole wheat Farfalle (or whatever your short favorite is)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 smoked chorizo sausage, diced
1lb/500g large shrimp, deveined & peeled
2-3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cooked roasted or rotisserie chicken, diced or shredded
Juice & zest of one lemon
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Large pinch of red chili pepper flakes
½ cup arugula, coarsely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1. Cook the pasta in salted water in a large Dutch oven.

2. Once you’ve added the pasta to the boiling water, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chorizo and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the shrimp and garlic and cook until the shrimp start to turn pink. Flip shrimp and add the cooked chicken, lemon zest & juice, Worcestershire sauce, chili pepper flakes , arugula and cilantro. Toss and cook for another 2-3 minutes. The arugula will wilt, and the flavors will combine brilliantly.

3. Drain the pasta and add to the shrimp, chorizo & chicken in the skillet. Toss well, taste for seasoning and add extra oil, juice or chili pepper as needed.

This dish is another variation of my all-time favorite combo – shrimp, chorizo & garlic, so I don't like to serve it with anything that might detract from it or fight for center stage. A simple salad with oil and a touch of champagne vinegar or lemon juice is all you need.

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