John Kernick
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Total Time
45 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4

Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple cooks chorizo in oil, then uses that oil to cook shrimp and garlic, infusing this entire dish with excellent smoky flavor. Slideshow: More Pasta Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium saucepan, cook the olive oil and chorizo over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the chorizo is 
tender, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to 
a small bowl. Add the shrimp, garlic and a generous pinch 
of salt to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp and garlic to the bowl with the chorizo. Reserve the oil.


Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain well. 


Step 3    

In the pot, combine the tomatoes and 1/2 cup of the reserved chorizo oil; discard the remaining oil. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes just start to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp mixture and the pasta and cook, tossing, until hot and the pasta is coated in a light sauce, about 2 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper, then stir in the torn basil. Transfer to bowls, garnish with more basil and serve right away.

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