Thursday, September 3, 2009

Linguine with Chorizo and Shallots

Chef's secret

Lola had recently been reading 'Kitchen confidential' by Anthony Bourdain. In it he reveals the secret of delicious restaurant food, so wait for it - drumroll please........

It's Butter and shallots, so to put this to the test we devised this simple pasta dish - and by all accounts it was very, very tasty indeed. Maybe not the healthiest advice to follow everyday, but every once in a while, sure what's the harm.
4 shalots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
about 10 slices of chorizo, chopped into squares
olive oil
2 tbsps creme fraiche
lots of grated Parmesan
S & P

Cook the linguine the way you like it. Meanwhile, saute the chopped shallot and garlic in a frying pan with a big dollop of butter until soft & translucent. Add the chorizo and cook until it has released some of its red oils into the pan. Add the cooked linguine to the pan with the shallot/chorizo. Stir in the creme fraiche, and another glug of olive oil and half the Parmesan. With a spoon and a fork, toss everything about until evenly coated. Season, and serve topped with the extra Parmesan.We're off to the Electric Picnic tomorrow morning, we may well be heading here for a few snacks during the weekend - looks great. If we're together enough we may even try to review some of the food.....we'll see


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aoife mc said...

Hey y'all

I'm officially a bit excited now about the Picnic. Night before, getting wellies ready, checking tent is ok, stocking up on baby wipes...*sigh* so much fun.

The food stuff looks great. Will definitely be heading down. Can't wait for Major Lazer either!

If you see me, say hello and we'll talk food :)

aoife mc said...

Oh, and the linguine with chorizo and shallots looks kicking too!

Lu said...

hey Aoife, It's Wed and I still feel terrible - ah well it's all worth it - hear you ran in to the others and not me, great weekend - I missed Major Lazer and some others ...

Lu said...

Thanks for the complement Polzic