Orecchiette con Calamari e Chorizo
Pasta Shells and Beans with Squid and Chorizo

About This Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious pork recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my pasta shells and beans with squid and chorizo for you to enjoy.

I absolutely love squid and to me there is no better way to cook it than with a nice spicy chorizo sausage. This is a pasta dish that would be perfect for a party because the flavours and the colours are just amazing. If you prefer you can substitute the parsley leaves with fresh mint but whatever you do, please make sure that you use fresh squid.

TwitterFacebook

6

Serves

12

Ingredients

Pork

Main Ingredient

Pasta Recipes, Meat-Free Recipes

Type

Ingredients

  • 100g Chick Peas, Tinned & Drained
  • 100g Borlotti Beans, Tinned & Drained
  • 15 Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered
  • 1 Red Chilli, Medium-Hot, Deseeded & Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Peeled & Finely Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Flat Leaf Parsley, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, Freshly Squeezed
  • 8 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 400g Squid
  • 80g Hot Chorizo Sausage, Thinly Sliced
  • 500g Orecchiette Shells
  • To Taste Salt

Weight Converter

Found in This Book

Feast your eyes on the finest pasta shells and beans with squid and chorizo! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Step By Step

  1. Put the chickpeas and beans in a large bowl with the tomatoes, chilli, garlic and parsley. Pour in the lemon juice and 5 tablespoons of the oil, season with salt and toss gently together. Set aside.
  2. Cut open the body pouch of each squid along one side and use the tip of a small sharp knife to score the inner side into a fine diamond pattern. Then cut each pouch first in half lengthways and then across into 7cm pieces.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and add in the squid pieces (scored side up so that they will curl attractively). Also add in the tentacles.
  4. Sear for about 30 seconds, then turn them over and continue to sear for another 30 seconds until golden and caramelised. Season with salt, add the chorizo to the pan and cook for a further minute, keeping the heat high.  Set aside.
  5. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and tip back into the same pan.
  6. Return the saucepan to a low heat and pour in the bean mixture, the squid and the chorizo. Stir everything together for 1 minute to allow the flavours to combine.
  7. Serve immediately and please do not be tempted to serve it with any grated cheese on top.

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your pasta shells and beans with squid and chorizo and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

Previous Recipe

Tagliatelle with Sausages, Rosemary and Porcini Mushrooms

View Recipe

Next Recipe

Fillet of Cod with Spicy Red Pesto

View Recipe

Discuss This Recipe

More RecipesGet Inspired

Bollito di carneAromatic Meat Stew with Red Wine, Cloves & Juniper Berries

Bollito di carne is a classic northern Italian dish, typically from Piedmont. Hearty, rich and satisfying, it always includes several different types of meat – the kinds used vary depending on availability and the preference of the cook. For this recipe I decided to use duck, pork and chicken, as recommended to me by a butcher in one of the markets I visited when filming in Piedmont. Serve with plenty...

8

Serves

15

Ingredients

Chicken

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Sardine alla griglia con salsa di capperi e prezzemoloChargrilled Sardines With Caper & Parsley Vinaigrette

It is widely believed that sardines were named after Sardinia, where they were among the first fish to be packed in oil. Today they are still relatively abundant in the island’s coastal waters and form a major part of the islanders’ diet. Pilchards are the same species but just older and larger; they can be used for this recipe too, although I prefer the flavour of young sardines. As well as...

4

Serves

8

Ingredients
View Recipe

Linguine Alla AmatricianaLinguine With Cherry Tomatoes, Pancetta And White Wine

With no doubt, I have to dedicate this recipe to my friend and manager Jeremy Hicks. We have known each other for seven years now and without fail he has to have this pasta dish at least once a week. I actually agree with him, it's one of my favourites too, because I just love the combination of the onion, pancetta and chilli. If you prefer, you can substitute linguine with spaghetti or tagliatelle.

4

Serves

10

Ingredients

Pork

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

COPPETTE DI FRAGOLE, MASCARPONE E LIMONCELLOStrawberry & Mascarpone Tarts with Limoncello

For me, limoncello is the scent and flavour of home. Traditionally, this citrus liqueur is made from the best lemons in the world – Sorrento lemons. In Italy it is a hugely popular drink, with many people in the south making their own version. It’s really strong, about 40% proof, so you only need a small amount. Here, limoncello is mixed with creamy Italian cheeses and fresh seasonal strawberries...

4

Serves

10

Ingredients

Strawberries

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Tiramisu con ciliegeCherry Tiramisu

If I asked you to name one Italian dessert , I guarantee the vast majority would say tiramisu. However, not everybody likes the coffee that the biscuits are traditionally soaked in, so my version – inspired by a trip to the cherry orchards of Castello, where Ciro and his family grow wonderful fruit – uses liqueur instead. If making this for children, just leave out the booze and cook the cherries...

4

Serves

9

Ingredients

Cherries

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Ravioli con salmone e ricottaRavioli filled with Smoked Salmon & Ricotta

When I was a child, eating smoked salmon was always a massive treat because it was so expensive. It's cheaper now, but still fantastic. Just take care when seasoning the dish because the salmon is already salty.

6

Serves

9

Ingredients

Salmon

Main Ingredient
View Recipe