Monday, October 13, 2014

Michael Symon's Pasta with Chorizo and Chard

So this was another delicious recipe from Michael Symon's Carnivore cookbook, and I will definitely be making it again.  Chorizo is one of our favorite things, and mixed with beans, chard, pasta and lemon this was outstanding.  For one serving, pictured here, the calories are 521, and this was very filling.  We gave this a 9, except for Noah who gave this a perfect 10, because "chorizo is my favorite meat Mom" :).  Anyway, this was an easy, great recipe.

1/2 lb pasta
1 lb chorizo
1 lb Swiss chard, roughly chopped
1 14.5 oz can cannellini beans
grated zest and juice of one lemon
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 T unsalted butter
1 T olive oil

Boil the pasta in well salted water until al dente.  Reserve 1/4 c of the pasta water, and don't rinse the cooked pasta.
Cook the chorizo until browned, then add the Swiss chard and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the beans, pasta, and reserved pasta water and simmer for about two more minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked.
Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the lemon zest and juice, the cheese, parsley, butter and olive oil.  Serve.

A fast, easy recipe, definitely worth making!

1 comment:

  1. It looks and sounds really good, except for the chorizo. I wonder if I could use another kind of meat, like chicken?