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P*ssed Up Pasta

By Miscriant @miscriant
This recipe takes it's inspiration from the Italian Drunken Noodles version that has been doing the rounds for a while.  Seeing as it is nigh on impossible to get decent Italian sausages in Morrison's where I live and I couldn't be bothered to drive around town in rush hour to try and get to one of the supermarkets I tweaked it.  This is more like a Spanish version as it uses chorizo which is absolutely fine by me as I love chorizo.
The first time I made this for Mr.M I got a lot of very satisfied noises and a 'that was amazeballs'.  He knows it's a phrase I can't stand so this was in a roundabout way one of the highest complements he could have paid it.
P*ssed Up PastaOn this occasion, I'll overlook it.
This is what I bought
P*ssed Up Pasta4 little fat chorizo cooking sausages, chopped
Malfaldine pasta ribbons
1 red and 1 orange pepper, de-seeded and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup white wine
1 onion, finely sliced
Bunch of fresh basil, finely sliced
You also need:
Olive oil
Tin of chopped tomatoes
Dried basil
Dried oregano
Salt and pepper
I also added in 3 sausages as I had some left over in the fridge from the daal but it's not necessary; it just adds bulk and texture as opposed to flavor.
Next time I think it could handle even more oomph - equal measures of vodka to the wine would be a great version.  Slightly less Spanish but I'm all for cross-cultural shenanigans.   And chili.  However, if you have been reading any of the dinner recipes on this blog that should come as absolutely no surprise to you. 
In a heavy bottom pan heat a little olive oil and cook the chorizo (and sausage) for a few minutes allowing the chorizo to release it's juices.
P*ssed Up PastaRemove from the pan with a slotted spoon and chuck it in a bowl for the time being.
Add the onion to the chorizo juices and cook until caramelised, stirring frequently.
Add the salt, pepper and dried herbs to the onion.
Add the peppers and allow the whole lot to soften slightly.
Add the garlic and cook until it becomes fragrant.
Start to cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
P*ssed Up PastaThrow the wine into the onion and pepper mix and cook on a high heat until it has nearly completely reduced.
Add the chopped tomatoes to the sauce and then add the chorizo and the fresh basil.
Cook for 3-4 minutes to allow the flavours to mingle and then add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to make the sauce rich and creamy.  Cook on a high heat to reduce and thicken the sauce.
Drain the pasta and add it directly to the sauce, turning gently to combine it.
P*ssed Up PastaServe and enjoy.  It's messy and so probably not first date material food. 
Actually, thinking about it, if my first date did not appreciate this and the mess that comes with it they wouldn't get a second date from me.
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