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Thermomix Creamy Chorizo Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish

Equipment

  • Chopping board and knife for vegetables, chopping board and knife for raw meat, Thermomix TM31, spatula.

Ingredients
  

  • ½ to 1 onion
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves
  • Fresh coriander to taste really. You can also use parsley (dried or fresh)
  • 1 carrot in chunks optional
  • ½ to 1 red pepper what down under they call red capsicum
  • 110 g courgette in chunks i.e. zucchini, I like to peel courgette
  • 100 g chorizo

    quartered lengthways and then sliced in approx half centimetre chunks. Buy WHOLE SAUSAGES, not the thinly sliced type of
 chorizo

  • 20 g extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a measuring cup of red wine optional
  • 400 g tinned tomatoes
  • 300 g water it doesn’t have to be hot
  • 200 g whole milk
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock I use powdered
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 250 g fettuccine or linguine in the TM5 you can add 300 g linguine

Instructions
 

  • Add the onion, garlic, coriander and carrot (if adding) to the Thermomix bowl: 5 seconds, speed 7.
  • Add the red pepper and courgette: 3 seconds, speed 5.
  • Add the chorizo and 20 g olive oil: 5 minutes, Varoma (TM5 120ºC), speed 1. If your chorizo is quite soft it may be a good idea to use reverse for the rest of the recipe. If using red wine, add it once the chorizo has been cooking for about 2 minutes, while the Thermomix keeps running.
  • Add the tomatoes: 5 minutes, Varoma (TM5 120ºC), speed 1.
  • Add the water (300 g), whole milk (200 g), 1 tsp vegetable stock, salt and black pepper to taste (don’t add too much salt): 10 minutes, 100º, speed 1.
  • Add the fettuccine or your choice of pasta: 10 minutes (but start with the minutes stated in your pack and add 2-3 more minutes when it finishes, if necessary), 100º, REVERSE, soft speed (I prefer to call it spoon speed to be honest). Add pepper towards the end if you want. Serve immediately.

Notes

Tip: If, after serving, you have pasta left in the Thermomix, make sure you transfer it to a bowl, container to eat the next day, etc. straight away. It will be easier to get it out while it’s still nice, warm and creamy.
It can be reheated and eaten the next day (if you have any left!), it makes a lovely quick lunch. Ah the advantages of working from home.
Keyword chorizo, Pasta, Thermomix pasta