Pasta with Chorizo and Smoked Salmon

"Salmon with chorizo? Oh yes, I always loved those kind of combos. Few ingredients, one delicious dish. Pasta, smoked salmon, spicy chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes and butter sauce. Ready in just 20 minutes, with a summery feel, but enough ‘kick’ to take it into the cooler evenings, a delicious weeknight dinner that combines winning flavors. Probably you can make this pasta with ingredients from your pantry. No smoked salmon? Use canned salmon. Can’t find sun-dried tomatoes? Use cherry tomatoes instead. Or add other vegetables, spinach or zucchini are a great addition."
-- @anna_s_table
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 1 1/2 cup dried pasta of choice
  • 3/4 cup smoked salmon
  • 3/4 cup spicy chorizo
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water according to package direction. Drain, reserving some of the cooking water.

  • Step 2

    While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a deep pan over high heat. Add chorizo and cook until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, add garlic and shallot, cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juice, thyme, smoked paprika and butter. Add about 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water and simmer over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in the smoked salmon, season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes more. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to coat.

  • Step 4

    Divide pasta among bowls. Top with Parmesan cheese and chili flakes. Enjoy!

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