Pasta is incredibly versatile, with sauce options ranging from tomato to cream or oil-based. In this recipe, we take a creative twist by crafting a sauce with chorizo, curry leaves, and tomato relish. The relish infuses a delightful vinegary sweetness, while fresh tomatoes add liquid to the sauce.

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Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 250g penne (or any pasta shape of your choice)
  • 1 chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 6 fresh or 4 dried curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon tomato relish
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 100ml white wine
  • 1 small handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 10g butter
  • 30g Parmesan, freshly shaved
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook until just al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and add the chorizo. Cooking Time: 2-3 mins, until the oil from the chorizo is released.
  3. Add the garlic and curry leaves and stir to coat in the oil, then add the relish and tomato.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, stir and cook for a further 30 seconds to soften the tomato.
  5. Deglaze with the wine, bring to a simmer and cook for 2–3 minutes.
  6. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce with 1–2 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water, the butter, and then add the parsley and toss everything together. Serve with the Parmesan.

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