Linguine with King Prawns Chorizo and Sun-dried Tomatoes

You don't have to go out to eat on Valentine's Day, it's really easy to cook something up at home.  There's something quite nice about not having to dress up and just sitting down together with a nice bowl of pasta and a bottle of wine.  There's a lovely mixture of tastes in this dish, King prawns and sun-dried tomatoes with chorizo and chilli are just perfect together. 

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Linguine with King Prawns Chorizo and Sun-dried Tomatoes

This dish is perfect for a Valentine's dinner - just have everything prepared in advance and it's cooked in no time at all.
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To serve 2 you will need:
Linguine pasta - enough for two
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 a chorizo ring - sliced and halved so you have half moons
1 onion - chopped into small dice
2 cloves garlic - very finely chopped
1 red chilli - de-seeded and very finely chopped
a pinch of dried chilli flakes
a few sun-dried tomatoes, re-hydrated as packet instructions - some chopped some halved
a good handful of raw King prawns
a small handful parsley - chopped
a handful of cooked peas
salt and pepper to season


How to do it:
Get a large saucepan of salted water to boil and cook the linguine according to the packet instructions.  Cook until 'Al dente'
While that's happening, heat a tiny amount of olive oil in a large frying pan and add the sliced chorizo and gently fry moving around the pan
until it starts to crisp.

Remove and set aside but don't wash the pan.  You can pour off the excess oil, but keep it for adding back into the dish later.

Now add another small glug of olive oil and the onions, garlic, chopped chilli, a pinch of chilli flakes and the sun-dried tomatoes.

Cook gently whilst stirring until nice and soft. turn the heat up slightly put the cooked chorizo back in to heat through along with a pinch of black pepper.
Throw in the raw prawns and cook until they turn pink. 

Drain the linguine well - now add the parsley and the linguine to the frying pan giving it all a good stir.

Now is the time to throw in the cooked peas and add back in the reserved lovely orange oil you kept from frying the chorizo - it will coat everything nicely and give the dish a nice paprika taste.
Have a taste, only adding salt if you really need to.  
Serve immediately with garlic bread.

Linguine with King Prawns Chorizo and Sun-dried Tomatoes

3 comments

  1. This pasta is just packed with flavour!

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  2. Great dish. I always prefer to stay in on Valentine's Day anyways as I don't like all those set menues that you have to order from, when all I want is my favourite.

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  3. Hi, Jan,

    With sun-dried tomatoes, prawns AND chorizo, how can you go wrong!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you!

    Stacy

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.
Cheers
Jan

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