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Chorizo & Ham Pasta Bake

I often make a huge tray of pasta bake as it is always very tasty, very quick to put together and it freezes well.   We always have boxes of various cooked pasta in the freezer and it makes life very easy when deciding what to have for lunch.

This pasta bake has a bit of everything in it – what ever you have in the fridge can be added in.  I add just grated cheese as I find the cheese sauces can be just a bit too rich even for our tastes.  There’s so much going on in this pasta it doesn’t need a creamy sauce to enhance it.  I added in swiss brown mushrooms and a bag of spinach but you can add other vegetables such as zucchini, carrots or corn as well.

The amount shown will serve 10-12 people so it is also good to take to a party to share amongst friends…


Ingredients:

750g penne pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, grated

1 large red onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek (or 1 long red chilli with seeds)

2 chorizo sausages, skin removed and chopped into small pieces

4 ham steaks, chopped into small cubes

1 punnet Swiss Mushrooms, finely sliced

1 large bag of baby spinach

½ teaspoon grated nutmeg

Salt & pepper to taste

500g grated cheese

Panko crumbs

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Dried chilli flakes
Method:

Cook the pasta until just al dente and drain thoroughly

In the meantime fry the onion, chilli and garlic in the olive oil in a large pan

Throw in the chorizo and ham steak and cook until coloured

Add in mushrooms and spinach and combine thoroughly until spinach is wilted

Season with nutmeg and salt & pepper to taste

Combine the pasta, sausage and ham mixture and grated cheese together mixing well

Pour into a large baking dish and sprinkle with panko crumbs, grated parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of dried chilli flakes

Bake in an 180c fan-forced oven for about 30-40 minutes until golden brown and the topping is crisp

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

 

 

Spicy Pork, Chorizo & Rice

I am always on the look out for quick one pan meals.  This one has been slightly adapted from a “Hairy Bikers” recipe and is absolutely scrumptious…    The combination of spices is delicious and you can add more or less chilli powder as required…

 

Spicy Pork & Rice

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons Olive oil

1 medium Onion sliced

500 gram Pork Fillet trimmed cut into 1cm slices

1 Chorizo sausage skinned and cut into 5mm slices

2 cloves garlic grated

1 red pepper sliced

1 yellow pepper sliced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon chilli powder (use ½ if you don’t want it so spicy)

1 cup long grain rice

1/2  litre Chicken Stock

Salt & pepper to taste

 

Method:

Heat the oil in a large, non-stick deep frying pan or sauté pan

Fry the onion slices over a medium-high heat for 3 minutes until they’re softened and lightly browned, stirring regularly

Season the pork with salt and black pepper, then add it to the pan and stir-fry with the onion for 2 minutes until lightly browned

Add the chorizo, garlic and peppers and stir-fry together for 2 minutes more. Sprinkle with the spices and stir in the rice, then pour over the stock and bring to the boil

Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for approx. 30 minutes, stirring regularly, until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice and pork are both lovely and tender.  Add more stock if necessary…

 

Bon Appetit!   🙂

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