Spaghetti with Spanish flavours

Spaghetti with Spanish flavours

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Cooking time

Cook: 10 mins Ready in 10 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A 10 minute dish which infuses spaghetti with the flavours of Spain - you can make a vegetarian version too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
444
protein
18g
carbs
46g
fat
22g
saturates
6g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
2.21g

Ingredients

  • 80g pack sliced chorizo sausage
  • 300g bag fresh spaghetti
  • 20g pack flatleaf parsley (a good handful)
  • 2 red peppers from a jar, in brine or oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g finely grated fresh parmesan, plus extra to serve

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Method

  1. Put a pan of water on over a high heat to boil. Meanwhile, snip the chorizo into strips with scissors, and chop the parsley and peppers (check for stray seeds first).
  2. When the water is boiling briskly, add the spaghetti with a good measure of salt, stir and return to the boil. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat the oil, add the chorizo and peppers and plenty of black pepper. Cook for a minute or so, until heated through and the juices are stained red from the paprika in the chorizo. Scoop half a mugful of pasta water from the pan, drain the remainder and tip the spaghetti into the frying pan.
  4. Add the parsley and parmesan, toss well and splash in the pasta water, to moisten. Hand round extra parmesan at the table.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2003

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yasmin70's picture
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Enjoyed this but would use sun dried tomatoes instead of peppers next time. I served this with a green salad and cheesy garlic bread. Yummy.

SianMP's picture
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Made this with semi-dried tomatoes instead of peppers as that's what we had in the house. Very tasty, but doesn't really need the splash of water as that made the sauce a bit too liquidy to coat the pasta.

Alessya19's picture

I made the vegetarian version of this for our vegan friends. I liked it a lot, but my boifriend didn't like it so much without meat. So, for the next day, we bought some sosages and combined them with the remaining sauce. He loved it much more like this, I liked both ways.

maxime48's picture
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One of my all time favorite pasta recipe, if you can also add sundried tomatoes and lots of pepper to get it right, and if you like it hot (like me) add some chilli to spice things up and it will end perfect :)

cornishshar's picture
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A good quick tasty meal

ah1976's picture
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Very tasty, great quick easy meal.

maxime48's picture
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very good recipe, quite heavy, but absalutely great and amazingly easy.

Lay Di's picture
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quick and tasty indeed!

valor2010's picture

Very easy to make and tasted nice but am I the only one that finds it almost impossible to mix a sauce like this INTO spaghetti?!

nic81081's picture
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Really tasty simple dish that is low calorie :)

flopsymopsy's picture

Made quite a few times as a firm favourite this time added chicken breast chopped at thebegining and smoked paprika red onion and the sausage and sundried tomatoes still very tastyand versatile. I always use the oil from the sundried tomatoes insteade of olive oil adds more flavour.

chrisandems's picture
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This recipe was so easy and absolutely delicious! I added courgette to mine also - will be making again soon.

jb5370's picture
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Tasty! Also couldn't get red peppers so used sun dried tomatoes in oil- delicious and so quick.

thecherub's picture
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Was good although not particularly exciting. However considering how quick and easy it is I should not be too fussy (I was between 3 and 4 stars for marking) I used pasta instead of spaghetti and basil as I had no parsley. Might make again but would probably add a few things to it (like olives).

messyjessie86's picture
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Delicious! I didn't have fresh parsley to hand, so instead I used fresh basil. I have since used fresh parsley and I must say that the result was equally good:)

sarski's picture

This was delicious and quick and easy to make. Just ensure you do add plenty of the reserved water at the end as it does get quite dry.

jacaline13's picture
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This is one of my absolute favorite midweek feeds!

gwd34afitou's picture
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Made this last as a quick family supper, really quick and easy to make, I used dried wholemeal spaghetti (healthy option) and quite spicy chorizo sausage and it was delicious! I will definitely be making this again, and again.

dpclough's picture
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Very tasty! I used a whole 280g jar of Tesco Roasted Pepper Antipasti (in oil - which I drained) with good results. I was then able to use less oil to fry the chorizo. Very well balanced for flavours, and was appreciated by all the family.

therealheidi's picture
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quick & tasty

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