- 200g penne
- ½ tbsp olive oil
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- 100g chorizo, skin removed and cut into chunks
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- 400g can cherry tomatoes
- 2-3 guindilla pickled chilli peppers, sliced on an angle
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- ½ small pack basil, leaves picked and roughly torn
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- parmesan, grated, to serve
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Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta, give it a good stir, then cook for 1 min less than pack instructions, about 9-10 mins.
Heat the oil in a sauté pan over a high heat. Add the chorizo and cook for a couple of mins until the oils have been released, then add the tomatoes, a pinch of sugar and some seasoning. Bubble away for 5 mins, then drain the pasta, toss it through the sauce and stir in the peppers and basil. Serve with a generous grating of parmesan scattered over.