By FolkDiva on May 05, 2009
Photo by IngridH
Photo by IngridH
"Macaroni en Salsa de Tomate con Chorizo..found on "About.com" and submitted for ZWT 5. Recipe Note: Spanish Chorizo is very different than Mexican or Caribbean chorizo. Spanish chorizo is a firm, dry sausage where most Mexican chorizo is fresh and soft, not cured sausage. It also has different spices than Spanish Chorizo, so it is not a good substitute for this recipe. If you need a substitute, use Portuguese Linguica sausage, which is very similar to Spanish Chorizo and should be easy to find in your local supermarket."
Serving Size: 1 (300 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"We really loved this recipe! We substituted the Spanish chorizo with Mexican chorizo and used a full pound of fettuccine (in hind sight 3/4 of the box would have been better), I would also have prefered a full pepper as oposed to half. I will certainly make this again. Thanks for the post!!!"
"I did this recipe but didn't add as much papricka, a whole red pepper, and made 1/4 inch. patties chorizo and we loved it. The next day for left overs I added 1bag of shredded motzarella and it was a hit dish for the whole family. Kids loved it and next time I will try the portuguese linguica to compare and let you guys know how it turns out!! Thankx!! :)"
"Made for 1~2~3 Hits. This is a wonderful dish. I wish that I could have used Linguica in this, but it's not available anywhere around here (at least not that I know of) so I used Recipe #363000 (about 12 ounces) and fried it up like hamburger. Other than that everything was done exactly as written. We all loved it and DD said that I should most definitely make this again. Thanks for posting this FolkDiva!"
"I thought this was pretty good, DH didn't care for it. I cut the recipe in half, and used one 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes. I also added some capers. If I were to make this again, I would add more paprika, as the flavor didn't really come through, and some chopped roasted garlic, both for flavor and to add a different texture. This was really easy, and I appreciate the fact that I could make the sauce in the time it took to cook the noodles- great for a weeknight dinner. Made for ZWT5 by one of the Cooks with Dirty Faces."
"We had mixed reviews at the table tonight. My husband loved it, I thought it was mediocre, and my son wouldn't have anything to do with the sauce. Overall I don't think I would make again but that is a matter of personal taste. The recipe is well written and easy to follow and the ingredients are readily available and I appreciate the alternatives for the chorizo suggested in the introduction."
"I opted to added the paprika while sauteing the veggies and 10 ounces of chorizo. The aroma was fabulous! I did use 1 pound pasta and there was plenty of sauce. This is part of Menu #28223. Recipe #250699 is perfect with the pasta! So don`t throw those tomate`s in the streets of Spain because this dish deserves them. I did use home grown tomatoes form last year that was frozen. The smoked paprika is a must!"