Recipe

Vongole and chorizo linguine

Combine the best of meat and seafood with this vongole and chorizo pasta. These small, juicy clams compliment the spicy sausage and provide a delicious meal that only takes 30 minutes to make.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Vongole and chorizo linguine
  • 750 gram vongole (sand cockles/clams/pipis)
  • 375 gram linguine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chorizo sausage, sliced thinly
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 long red chillies, sliced thinly
  • 250 gram cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed small fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil, extra

Method

Vongole and chorizo linguine
  • 1
    Rinse the vongole. Place in a bowl of cold water for 1 hour; drain.
  • 2
    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, uncovered, until just tender; drain. Return to pan.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan; add chorizo, cook until crisp. Remove chorizo from pan using a slotted spoon. Add vongole to same heated pan, cook, covered, for about 3 minutes or until the vongole open. Push the vongole to one side of the pan.
  • 4
    Add garlic, chilli and tomatoes; cook, uncovered, for about 2 minutes or until fragrant and softened.
  • 5
    Add chorizo and vongole mixture to hot pasta with basil and extra oil; toss gently to combine.

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