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A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!

Dried Chorizo Ragu Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chorizo ragu
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 745 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry pasta (250 g)
  • 3,5 oz dried chorizo sausage (100 g)
  • a handful black olives pitted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers in brine
  • 1 small fresh carrot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ small onion
  • 3 bay leaves
  • a handful fresh sage leaves
  • 1 dried red chili
  • 10,5 oz canned chopped tomatoes (300 g)
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • a handful fresh parsley chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1. Peel and chop the garlic and the onion. Add them to a high pan together with the bay leaves and a good splash of olive oil.

  2. A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!
  3. 2. Place the pan over medium heat and then gently fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. In the meantime peel the carrot and chop it up into tiny bits. You can also blend the carrot, much faster. Then add the carrot and the fresh sage to the pan. Season with a pinch of salt.

  4. A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!
  5. 3. Stir and gently fry the the ingredients for another 5 minutes. Peel the dried chorizo sausage, slice it up and then dice it very finely. Then add it to the pan together with the dried herbs and the dried chili pepper.

  6. A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!
  7. 4. Stir and add the pureed tomatoes and the tomato paste. Pour in a cup (240 ml) of water as well.

  8. A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!
  9. 5. Stir all the ingredients very well. Then put a lid on the pan. Bring the sauce to a good boil, cook it for 15 minutes and then turn the heat low. Simmer the tomato sauce for an hour. After that, add the black olives, the capers and the freshly chopped parsley.

  10. A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!
  11. 6. Stir and then check the seasoning. Add extra salt to taste if necessary. Add more water if you find the sauce too thick.

  12. A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!
  13. 7. Simmer the sauce for another 5 minutes, then take it off the heat. Serve with al dente cooked pasta.

  14. A bowlful of al dente cooked pasta topped with my chunky spicy chorizo ragu sauce, a savory spaghetti sauce with a smoky twist!