Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chorizo Silverbeet Pasta

My biggest problem at the moment (kitchen-wise), is the lack of affordable, edible looking green things at the market. I object to paying $6.99 a kilo for broccoli, or $9.99 for green beans. I thought it was bean season?
Anyway, one thing that is plentiful, fresh and very green is silverbeet. I've been buying it in bunches, even though I'm running out inspiration for using it.
The two last chorizo sausages provided inspiration. This was rather good, and gave us a good serve of veggies to boot!
Chorizo and Silverbeet Pasta
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 chorizo sausages, sliced
1/2 Cup vegetable stock
5 big silverbeet leaves, washed and chopped
1/2 red capsicum, chopped
1 Cup of white wine
the pasta of your choice
Heat the olive oil in over a low heat. Add the onion and the chorizo sausage, frying over a low heat until the onion is soft. Add the vegetable stock to the onion and chorizo and simmer until slightly reduced. Throw in the wine, silverbeet and capsicum and cover. Let it steam until the silverbeet is wilted and soft(this should only take a couple of minutes). Stir in the pasta and serve.


Ali-K said...

What is going on with green vegetables? I nearly spent $10 on zucchini the other day until the checkout chick warned me!

kazari_lu said...

It's freaky, isn't it? I mean, I know it's winter, but it's getting rediculous.
I wonder if I can live on onions?

MyThreeDaughters said...

It reminds me of this recipe we have had a few times.