Spicy Chorizo Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

I think the most experimented ingredient in the whole wide world is pasta. You can add anything to it without being disrespectful to it’s origins. Here’s one dish that I recently created in my kitchen. You might have tried it before or seen it on tv. I am not really sure where I got the inspiration from but all I thought about while creating this dish was my brother’s love for pasta. It was his birthday when I made this so he was the one that came to mind while I was thinking about this dish.


2 pieces Virginia Pork Mandarin Chorizo, sliced into thin diagonal slices
5 gloves garlic minced
Cayenne Powder
Ground Black Pepper
Olive Oil
Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
Fresh Tomatoes, blanched and chopped
Red wine
Pasta Noodles, cooked according to package instructions


1. Heat pan and add olive oil. Sauté sliced chorizo until fragrant.
2. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add chopped tomatoes and continue to sauté until the juice of the tomatoes mix with the other ingredients. Add the cayenne powder (adjust to preferred spiciness), black pepper and salt.
3. Add 1/3 cup of wine and let it reduce.
4. Add the cooked pasta (you can use any kind, I prefer spaghetti on this dish) and stir until everything is covered by the sauce.
5. Add the basil before removing from heat.
6. Place in a plate and garnish with grated parmesan cheese.


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